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For 70th Anniversary, Fukoku Bussan Eyes Foray Into ASEAN: CEO

With Fukoku Bussan Co. Ltd. approaching the 70th anniversary of its founding this coming May, CEO and President Yoshie Kibe spoke recently on the rubber industrial product trading company’s aspirations moving forward. The last few decades has seen the company develop joint venture factories and sales offices in China, Indonesia and Thailand, Kibe said. Looking forward, she said, the company...

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Fujikura Rubber to Expand China and Vietnam Manufacturing Bases

Industrial rubber goods manufacturer Fujikura Rubber Ltd. (TYO:5121) is proactively investing in its existing overseas bases. The company is currently expanding Chinese manufacturing base Anji Fujikura Rubber with a second factory, which will focus on producing diaphragms and other rubber parts for automobiles and motorcycles. Construction is behind schedule due to heavy rain but is set to be complete by...

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Fujikura Expands Vietnamese Subsidiary, Expects Rising Demand

Fujikura Rubber Ltd. (TYO:5121) is expanding the second plant of its Vietnamese subsidiary, Fujikura Composites Haiphong Inc. The company intends to raise the production capacity at the subsidiary in anticipation of further increasing demand for industrial materials with the growth of ASEAN economies. It is envisioned spending $6.4 million on an expansion plan that will allow sales to increase by...

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