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Bridgestone Ramps up Awareness Program on Seismic Isolation Rubber

Seismic isolation rubber plays an important role in protecting lives, lifestyles and property from major earthquakes. And as the market leader for such rubber products in Japan, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is making efforts to grow its business here further. The structure of seismic isolation rubber products sees thin rubber sheets and steel plates stacked on top of each other in...

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Bando Chemical President Talks Recent Results, Future Plans Amid Ongoing Issues in US, China

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) recently posted its business results for the first fiscal quarter, with President Mitsutaka Yoshii noting that both sales and profits fell year-on-year. The company has been hit by the effects of factors such as the U.S.–China trade war and a sluggish Asian market, yet Yoshii said that he expects to see a recovery in the...

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Nichirin to Stop UK Production of Automotive Air Conditioning Systems and Brake Hoses

Nichirin Co. Ltd. (TYO:5184) recently announced that it intends to stop production and sales of automotive air conditioning units and brake hoses at U.K.-based subsidiary Nichirin U.K. Ltd. (NUK). At present, around 40 percent of such shipments from this plant go out to the U.K. and Turkish assembly plants of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7267), making Honda the most significant...

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Toyoda Gosei Posts Rising Domestic Sales for Q1 on Back of Increased Automotive Production

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) recently posted results showing increased sales revenue but decreased profits for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The auto parts manufacturer’s sales revenue for the quarter came to 209.36 billion yen ($1.97 billion) – rising by 1.9 percent year-on-year – while operating profit was down 24 percent to 7.87 billion yen and net profit was...

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Tsubakimoto Chain Establishes New Plant to Produce Tensioners for Automotive Timing Chain Systems

Tsubakimoto Chain Co. (TYO:6371) recently announced that it has completed construction of a new tensioner plant on the premises of its Saitama Plant in Hanno, Saitama Prefecture. Plans are to begin full-scale operations this December. The new plant will be tasked with manufacturing tensioners, which are used in timing chain systems for automotive engines. Its larger space will facilitate the...

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Toyoda Gosei Airbag Component Plant in Vietnam Starts Operations

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:7282) manufacturing subsidiary in Vietnam, Toyoda Gosei Haiphong Co. Ltd. (TGHP), has started operations at its Thai Binh Plant. At the new plant’s opening ceremony held in Vietnam on July 3, Toyoda Gosei President Naoki Miyazaki said that he is pleased with the start of operations at the Thai Binh Plant, the company’s second manufacturing base...

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