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Fujikura Rubber to Acquire Land for New Plant in China

Fujikura Rubber Ltd. (TYO:5121) reached the decision on Aug. 10 to acquire land for constructing a new factory in Zhejiang Province, China. To be used for consolidated subsidiary Anji Fujikura Rubber Ltd. The project will cost an estimated 132 million yen ($1.2 million). Anji Fujikura Rubber constructed and began operating its second plant in December 2016. Since the Chinese market’s...

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Auto Part Survey Shows Mixed Results for Rubber Part Shipment Values

According to a survey of auto part shipments for fiscal 2015 compiled by the Japan Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA), total value was 19.12 trillion yen ($167.49 billion), down 3.4 percent over the prior year and the first year-on-year decline in three years. Within that total, the shipment value of rubber parts, spread across 11 categories, came to 709.03 billion...

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Talking Strategy, Toyoda Gosei President Says Raising Profitability Priority

As Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) moves forward with 2017, the company finds itself encompassed by an environment of accelerating change, says President Naoki Miyazaki. Continuing on from the first installment of a two-part exclusive interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, Miyazaki discussed what such changes mean for the company and how it plans to proceed. For Miyazaki, the nature of...

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Toyoda Gosei President Talks Moves to Bolster Production in Mexico, India

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) wants to get back to the fundamentals of manufacturing, says President Naoki Miyazaki. Sitting down recently for an exclusive interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, Miyazaki said that getting back to these basics will serve to achieve continued growth and get out on top of global competition in what is expected to be a tough business...

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Company Report: Automotive Parts Supplier Molten

Besides being a world-famous maker of basketballs and other sports ball equipment, Molten Corp. also boasts a history of more than 60 years as a manufacturer of automotive rubber and resin products. Japan Rubber Weekly recently had the opportunity to speak about the company’s future strategy with Toshihiko Kobayashi, a board member at Molten, and chief operating officer of its...

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Toyoda Gosei President Miyazaki Looking to Strengthen and Further Elevate Quality and Delivery

The efforts of business activities to date are beginning to come to fruition for Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282), Toyota Motor Group’s sole manufacturer of rubber and resin automotive components. Speaking of his ambition in a recent interview, President Naoki Miyazaki said that 2016 is a year in which Toyoda Gosei is looking to make full-scale developments. However, Miyazaki said,...

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