automotive

Sumitomo Rubber CEO Satoru Yamamoto Discusses Business Goals Under Smart Tyre Concept

More than half a year has passed since Satoru Yamamoto was inaugurated as president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) this March. Talking recently about his plans going forward, Yamamoto said that he intends to utilize the company’s globally constructed Smart Tyre Concept – which incorporates production, sales, tire development and the rollout of related services – to...

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Toyo Tires Develops Sixth-Gen Airless Tire Able to Compete With Conventional Tires on Basic Performance

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has been hard at work with development of Noair, a sixth generation of the company’s airless tire technology. The company recently showed off the new tire’s capabilities to media at a test drive event. Unlike conventional tires, which are filled with air to help them bear weight and absorb road impacts, Noair has no such need....

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Lanxess Starts up Plastic Production Plant in Changshu

Lanxess AG has started up operations at a new plant in Changshu, China, for the production of high-performance plastics. The plant will be used to manufacture the company’s Durethan and Pocan brands of high-performance plastics for use in the automotive, electrical and electronics sectors. The new plant specializes in intelligent manufacturing. As part of this, it has been designed with...

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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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