automotive

Nichirin to Stop UK Production of Automotive Air Conditioning Systems and Brake Hoses

Nichirin Co. Ltd. (TYO:5184) recently announced that it intends to stop production and sales of automotive air conditioning units and brake hoses at U.K.-based subsidiary Nichirin U.K. Ltd. (NUK). At present, around 40 percent of such shipments from this plant go out to the U.K. and Turkish assembly plants of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7267), making Honda the most significant...

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Tsubakimoto Chain Establishes New Plant to Produce Tensioners for Automotive Timing Chain Systems

Tsubakimoto Chain Co. (TYO:6371) recently announced that it has completed construction of a new tensioner plant on the premises of its Saitama Plant in Hanno, Saitama Prefecture. Plans are to begin full-scale operations this December. The new plant will be tasked with manufacturing tensioners, which are used in timing chain systems for automotive engines. Its larger space will facilitate the...

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Toyoda Gosei Exhibits Modules for Vehicle Safety and Comfort at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2019 Nagoya

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) recently exhibited at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2019 Nagoya, using the July 17–19 event to showcase modules with features for safety and comfort as well as attractive designs. The modules exhibited by Toyoda Gosei contain resin parts that make up core company technology, including steering wheels and front grills augmented with sensors and other electronic components....

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Toyoda Gosei Investing in Optical Design Experts Imuzak for Vehicle Module Development

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) is looking to accelerate its development of vehicle interior and exterior modules for the coming age of automated driving, investing in Imuzak Inc., a firm with strengths in optical design and evaluation. The outlay of 50 million yen ($450,000) is the first to be implemented by the new Corporate Venture Capital Department, established up by...

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Toyota Adopts Toyo Tires’ Open Country Series as OE for New RAV4

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) recently announced that its Open Country tire series has been adopted by Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) as OE for the automaker’s new-model RAV4, which launched in North America last December. The styling of the new Toyota RAV4 conveys power befitting an SUV while also mixing this with a sense of refinement. On the practical side, the...

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Ube Industries to Acquire Spanish Compound Manufacturer Through European Subsidiary

Ube Industries Ltd. (TYO:4208) announced on April 8 that its consolidated subsidiary Ube Corporation Europe SAU (UCE) has decided to acquire Spanish compound manufacturer Repol SL. The companies have agreed to a share transfer on the basis of a deal for UCE to acquire a majority of Repol’s shares in late March. Based in Valencia, Spain, Repol operates a European...

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