automation

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Strong Demand for Robotics-Related Rubber Products

The robotics industry is booming as manufacturers cut personnel costs and supplement scarce human resources through production line automation and workforce reduction. According to statistics reported by the Japan Robot Association (JARA), 55,998 robotic devices were produced during the July-September quarter, up 44.9 percent from the same quarter of the previous year. Shipment value amounted to 195.95 billion yen ($1.73...

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Wanli Establishes Foothold in Japan, Operates Fully Automated Factory in China

In 2016, Wanli Tire Co. Ltd. was the first Chinese tire maker to participate in D1 Grand Prix, known to be the top drift competion in the world, and also the first to win a series championship. This helped the company to during the year enter and establish a foothold in the Japanese market. In November 2016, Wanly has become...

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Bridgestone to Implement Cutting-edge Tire Assembly System in Overseas Plant for First Time

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) will be implementing its cutting-edge tire assembly system, “Examation,” at the company’s passenger car tire plant in Tatabanya, Hungary. Tatabanya Plant is scheduled to introduce the system before year’s end, making it Bridgestone’s second to do so, following the company’s flagship Hikone Plant. The state-of-the-art Examation system combines Bridgestone’s proprietary information and communication technologies (ICT) with artificial...

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Bridgestone Director on Cutting-edge Automation Technology – Interview

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is looking at leveraging Japan’s forte of manufacturing and rolling out its technology on a global scale, says Yukio Saegusa, director of the company’s Advanced Tire Production System Division. To this end, the company is putting effort into optimizing production and introducing cutting-edge technology. Presently within Bridgestone’s 10 tire factories domestically, Saegusa said that the company has enhanced the...

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