Tires

Toyo Tires Wins Good Design Award for M925 Snowplow Tire

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently announced that it has won a 2018 Good Design Award for its M925 snow tire, a product made exclusively for snowplows. Launched in July 2017, the M925 is designed to improve snowplow performance. The tire sets itself apart with its tread: while conventional studless tires for trucks and buses adopt a symmetric...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches New Run-Flat Tire With Improved Durability

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) on Oct. 1 launched its new iceGuard 6 ZPS tire, a run-flat model under its iceGuard 6 line of studless winter tires for passenger cars. The ZPS mark, which is also imprinted on the tire’s sidewall, refers to the company’s Zero Pressure System technology and the run-flat tire structure that allows for this. Development for...

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Yokohama Rubber Develops Technology to Help Boost Ice Performance of Winter Tires

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has developed evaluation technology able to visualize the frictional conditions of tires running on an icy surface. The company expects that this will lead to the development of winter tires with significantly improved performance on ice. The new technology will help Yokohama Rubber more accurately discover compounding agents that excel at...

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Sumitomo Rubber Set to Appear at International Exhibition for EV Technologies

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that it will be exhibiting at the 31st International Electric Vehicles Symposium and Exhibition & International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference (EVS 31 & EVTeC 2018). The event will be hosted at the Kobe Convention Center from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, with the exhibition portion scheduled to run until Oct. 2. Sumitomo Rubber...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Boost Brazilian Tire Production With Additional Investment

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that it intends to make an additional investment of 153 million Brazilian reals ($37.38 million) in response to growing Brazilian demand for truck and bus tires. The investment will go toward boosting production capacity at the company’s Brazil Factory, which is set to begin production of truck and bus tires next March. Initial...

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Bridgestone Turns UK Tire Company ETB Into Wholly Owned Subsidiary in New Acquisition

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has acquired a 100 percent share in the ETB Group, which sells car tires and provides other automotive services across the southwest of the U.K. The share acquisition for this was completed by Bridgestone’s European arm on Sept. 6. The companies have not yet disclosed the amount paid. Looking toward a stronger European...

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