Tires

Bridgestone Announces Sweeping Sales, Profits Increases in January–March Results

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has announced its business results (IFRS) for the January–March, which include sales revenue of 891.01 billion yen ($6.96 billion), up 22.5 percent year-on-year; adjusted operating profit of 101.1 billion yen, up 19.2 percent; and net profit, including that for discontinued operations, of 53.84 billion yen, down 81.1 percent. Net profit was significantly lower due to a one-time...

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Toyota, Subaru Select Sumitomo Rubber Tire as OE for New BEVs

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has started supplying its Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 060 as an OE tire for the bZ4X, the latest model battery electric vehicle (BEV) from Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) that is launching this May. The same tire has also been selected as OE for the Solterra, another new BEV unveiled by Subaru Corp. (TYO:7270) last November....

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Toyo Tires Begins Domestic Launch for Proxes TR1 Tire, Touting Stylish Design and Good Grip

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has begun rolling out the Proxes TR1 in the Japanese market from the start of this month, marking a new lineup under the global flagship tire brand that is Proxes. The tire is being made available in a total of 15 sizes, with no set pricing. With sports cars coming back into the limelight of late,...

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Yokohama Rubber Revamps Pneumatic Fender Webpage for Global Audience

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has redesigned its webpage for presenting the company’s pneumatic fender products to the global audience (https://www.y-yokohama.com/global/product/mb/fenders/), including a fresh visual presentation and enhanced product information. In addition to a complete redesign, the renovation includes enhanced product information on its ABF-P (Air Block Fenders With Protector Panel) – pneumatic fenders for docking terminal walls – and...

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Toyo Tires Begins Domestic Launch for Proxes TR1 Tire, Touting Stylish Design and Good Grip

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has begun rolling out the Proxes TR1 in the Japanese market from the start of this month, marking a new lineup under the global flagship tire brand that is Proxes. The tire is being made available in a total of 15 sizes, with no set pricing. With sports cars coming back into the limelight of late,...

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Japan’s Used Tire Recycling Rate Drops Five Percentage Points in 2021

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) has released figures on the recycling of used tires for calendar 2021. According to these figures, last year saw Japan generate 91 million used tires, up by 5 million year-on-year, or 987,000 tons by weight, up by 50,000 tons. The total here consists of figures from tire replacements and end-of-life vehicles. Taking a...

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