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Yokohama Rubber Emphasizes Truck and Bus Tire Sales Growth in Latest Management Plan

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is targeting sales of 700 billion yen ($6.56 billion), an operating profit of 70 billion yen and a return on equity of 10 percent under international financial reporting standards (IFRS) for its new medium-term management plan. Named “Grand Design 2020,” the plan is set to run through to 2020. Company president Masataka Yamaishi said that...

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Bando Chemical President Details Plans in Preparation for EV Shift

Mitsutaka Yoshii, president of rubber belt and functional parts manufacturer Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195), sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly ahead of the new year to discuss his company’s plans for 2018. Noting that Bando’s new businesses have finally taken shape, he stressed that placing them on a sound growth footing is the key task in the second stage...

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Mitsui Chemicals Posts Record-High Profits for First Half

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) President and CEO Tsutomu Tannowa recently announced that the company set new record-high operating, ordinary and net profits in the first half (April–September) of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. Over the period, the company generated 620.9 billion yen ($5.49 billion) in sales, 48.2 billion yen in operating profit, 49.9 billion yen in ordinary profit...

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Bridgestone Reiterates Global Efforts, Goals in 2017 Medium-Term Business Plan

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) Chairman and CEO Masaaki Tsuya has announced the tire manufacturer’s Mid-Term Management Plan (MTP) for 2017, with medium-term numerical targets largely unchanged from the MTP issued the previous year. The 2017 plan reiterates the 2016 MTP’s medium-term goals of a return on assets (ROA) of 6 percent, an operating profit rate of 10 percent, and a return...

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Bando Chemical Strengthens Existing Initiatives as First Part of Business Plan Draws to a Close

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) has been working to bolster existing businesses while creating new ones as part of Breakthroughs for the Future, the company’s medium- to long-term business plan. The plan was embarked upon in fiscal 2013, and its first stage – or “BF-1” – concludes this year. According to Bando Chemical’s president, Mitsutaka Yoshii, the company has made...

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