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Toyo Tires Set to Launch New Premium Sports Tire for SUVs

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently announced that it will launch the new Proxes Sport SUV tire on June 1. A premium sports tire for SUVs, the new product is being marketed under the company’s global flagship brand Proxes. With this product launch, Toyo Tires is looking to expand its lineup of SUV tires in the Japanese market....

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Bridgestone Reforms Working Conditions to Boost Efficiency, Productivity

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is promoting reforms to working conditions to help change the way each individual employee performs their work, and to raise professional awareness, eagerness and creativity. The goal here is to strengthen competitiveness while boosting both corporate and customer value. In the autumn of 2016, Bridgestone reached agreement with labor unions to shorten the working hours of non-shift...

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Yokohama Rubber President Lays Out Plans for Focus on Motorsport Events

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) President Masataka Yamaishi has laid out plans to continue his company’s active focus on motorsport events this year, which marks the beginning of the company’s new medium-term management plan, “Grand Design 2020.” Yamaishi revealed his plans as part of an April 22 press conference at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, where the first...

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Michelin Japan to Launch New All-Season Tire for Small Wheel Loaders

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. has announced that it will launch the Michelin Cross Grip, an all-season radial tire for small wheel loaders, in Japan this September. The tire will be sized at 440/80R24, which is equivalent to 16.9R24. The most significant feature of the new product is its ability to help meet year-round urban needs – such as construction,...

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Bridgestone Americas, Goodyear to Merge US Wholesale Networks

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc. and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced on April 17 that they will jointly establish TireHub LLC, a nationwide U.S wholesale company. TireHub will handle U.S. wholesale operations for the passenger vehicle tire and small truck tire businesses of both parent companies. Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear will use the opportunity to offer...

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Continental Starts Setup of New Tire Plant in Thailand

Continental AG last year announced that it held a groundbreaking and prayer ceremony on Nov. 21, 2017, to mark the start of construction at the company’s new greenfield tire plant in Rayong, Thailand. These efforts mark Continental’s fifth greenfield investment into a tire plant since 1999. With the completion of the new plant, Continental’s Tire Division will expand its global...

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