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Achilles Reports 12% Sales Growth in First Half

Achilles reported financial results for the first half (April – September) of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, with net sales of 40.8 billion yen ($292.85 million), up 12.0 percent year-on-year; an operating loss of 102 million yen (a profit of 608 million yen in the previous year); ordinary income of 489 million yen, down 42.8 percent; and net...

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Sumitomo Rubber President Participates in the Association of Male Leaders to Accelerate the Advancement of Shining Women

Sumitomo Rubber President Satoru Yamamoto participated in the Association of Male Leaders to Accelerate the Advancement of Shining Women (Secretariat: Cabinet Office). While deepening his network with male leaders from various industries across Japan, he will accelerate the company’s efforts to promote gender equality and women’s activities. The Men’s Leaders’ Group is a gathering of corporate executives and others to...

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Sumitomo Rubber Receives Gold Award in Pride Index 2022 for LGBTQ+ Initiatives

Sumitomo Rubber  has received the Gold award in the Pride Index 2022, an evaluation index for LGBTQ+ and other sexual minority initiatives at companies and organizations. In order to embody “Our Philosophy,” the company has positioned diversity and inclusion (D&I) as a priority management issue. It has implemented a number of measures to realize a workplace where diverse attributes and...

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Mitsui Chemicals Opens Digital Science Lab

Mitsui Chemicals will open in its Sodegaura Center a new research building – named the Digital Science Lab –  to accelerate R&D digital transformation (DX) based on digital science that integrates computational science, data science and high-performance computing. The investment will be approximately 5 billion yen ($35.35 million), with construction scheduled to begin in June 2023 and slated to be...

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Sumitomo Rubber and NEC Successfully Convert Expert Designer Know-How in Tire Development into AI – Part 2

This article follows part 1 published yesterday.  In sensory evaluation in tire development, onomatopoeia was sometimes used for qualitative evaluation by test drivers in search of the ultimate perfection, and the same phenomenon was sometimes expressed differently by different drivers. In addition, experience and know-how were required to decipher sensory evaluations, and the know-how to derive improvement ideas from evaluation...

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Sumitomo Rubber and NEC Successfully Convert Expert Designer Know-How in Tire Development into AI – Part 1

Sumitomo Rubber and NEC have collaborated to successfully develop AI of the know-how of masters (skilled designers) in tire development. The interpretation of sensory evaluation is based on communication between skilled designers and test drivers, an area that has been extremely difficult to systematize. This time, skilled designers from Sumitomo Rubber and data scientists from NEC collaborated to systematize the...

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