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Yokohama Rubber’s Noji, Yamaishi Discuss Path to Navigating Turbulent Landscape

With Masataka Yamaishi set to step into the role of president and representative member of the board of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) on March 30, both Yamaishi and current president Hikomitsu Noji discussed the change at a press conference. It is a turning point of a year, said Noji, as 2017 marks the final year of the company’s 12-year...

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Japanese Rubber Companies Accelerate Overseas Expansion With Acquisitions

In January 2015, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) acquired Lonstroff Holding AG. This is the parent company of Swiss firm Lonstroff AG, a manufacturer of rubber products used in the medical field. By ensuring it has a European base for manufacturing and selling such rubber products, Sumitomo Rubber will focus on Europe as it further develops its global presence in...

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