Tires

Production Volume of Automobile Tire Tubes Down 17 Straight Months

The production volume of automobile tire tubes for April was 87,005 tons, a year-on-year decline of 6.3 percent. It marks the 17th consecutive month of production decline, according to data compiled by the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA). Four of six tire tube classifications saw year-on-year declines in production volume: trucks and buses, 9.1 percent; small trucks, 9.7 percent;...

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Bridgestone Acquires Speedy France in Move to Expand Overseas Business

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) subsidiary Bridgestone Europe NV/SA (BSEMEA) announced on May 30, 2016, that it would acquire Speedy France SAS, a leading car retail service company. Recent years have seen a string of overseas acquisitions by Japanese rubber companies, mainly tire manufacturers. With demand unlikely to grow domestically, Japanese companies are increasingly looking to expand their overseas business through corporate...

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Yokohama Rubber to Release New Advan Tires in Japan

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced that it will release a new product under the company’s global flagship brand, Advan, in Japan. The new product line, Advan Fleva V701, will be sold in 24 sizes starting in August 2016. A high-performance sport tire developed based on the Advan Sport V105, the Advan Fleva V701 offers stable steering and a quiet...

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Yokohama Rubber US Subsidiary Wins Two Environmental Awards

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) announced that its U.S. subsidiary has won two awards for outstanding achievements in sustainable manufacturing. Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia LLC (YTMV), headquartered in Salem, Virginia, received the Environmental Excellence Gold Award from the Virginia Water Environment Association. This NPO awards companies that have made significant environmental improvements. YTMV was recognized for its waste reductions, zero...

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VRG Japan to Sell Vietnamese Military-made Natural Rubber to Japanese Tire Makers

VRG Japan Rubber Export JSC is progressing in preparations to sell natural rubber that is manufactured by the Vietnamese military to Japanese tire manufacturers. The rubber to be sold is SVR10, which is used in tires, and SVR5S, which has half the odor that is characteristic of rubber. Tire manufacturers are currently running performance evaluation tests and are interested in...

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Yokohama Rubber to Launch New Sport Tires in Pursuit of Spirited Performance

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will release the Advan Fleva V701, a new product under the company’s global flagship Advan series, in Japan starting in August. The new tire will be sold in 24 sizes, with more to be added in the future. Built upon Advan Sports V105, the Advan Fleva V701 is a sport tire that offers steering stability...

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