Tires

Yokohama Rubber to Sell Revamped Flat Tire Repair Kit

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced that the Airlock One, a new version of the company’s Airlock emergency flat tire repair kit, will launch on June 1. While the Airlock One’s predecessor was offered as a two-piece type, which required a connection between the emergency repair liquid bottle and a compressor to fill tires with repair liquid and air,...

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Sumitomo Rubber Executive Explains New, Ride-Improving Shinobi Technology

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has significantly boosted the noise suppression and ride comfort performance of its Le Mans V fuel-efficient tire by employing the company’s new Shinobi technology. Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down with Sumitomo Rubber Sales Planning Manager Mamiko Kadoya from the company’s domestic tire replacement sales headquarters to discuss the Le Mans V and the new...

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Bridgestone Completes Acquisition of Tire Retailer Group Ayme

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has through its European subsidiary Bridgestone EMEA completed the acquisition of French tire retailer Groupe Ayme. The French competition authorities gave clearance and authorised the transaction without any restrictions. As a result, the Bridgestone retail network of First Stop, Speedy and Côté Route now has more than 900 points of sale. This acquisition supports the company’s retail...

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Sumitomo Rubber Develops New Tire Sensing Technology

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has developed a new tire sensing technology able to detect road conditions and tire load. Sensing Core, as the company calls the technology, analyzes the wheel speed signals that are generated by the rotation of the tires. Sumitomo Rubber has already made extensive progress on its Deflation Warning System (DWS) technology, which analyzes wheel speed signals from the...

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Yokohama Rubber Donates Tires to Japan Car Sharing Association

As part of its support for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Kumamoto Earthquake, Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has donated a total of 84 passenger vehicle tires to the Japan Car Sharing Association, 72 to Ishinomaki and 12 to Kumamoto. The association provides vehicles to earthquake victims and associated support groups. Yokohama Rubber has endorsed the...

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Mitsubishi Fuso Opts for Michelin X One Tire on New Eco-Friendly Truck

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd.’s Michelin X One, a wide single tire for trucks and buses, has been selected as an optional installation tire for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp.’s recently redesigned truck, the Super Great. The applicable tire model is FU:6X2 and is limited to select air suspension vehicles. The new Super Great is a fuel-efficient heavy-duty truck...

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