company strategy

New Sumitomo Riko President Kakushi Shimizu Highlights Importance of Organizational Reform Amid Tough Times

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) President & CEO Kakushi Shimizu held a press conference on July 9 to discuss company strategy after taking over the reins on June 18. Speaking at the press conference, Shimizu said that while COVID-19 caused automotive production to drop significantly over April–May, he hopes if anything to treat this as an opportunity for improvement. The...

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Interview: Gates Unitta Asia VP Shuji Miyamoto Details Plans for Sales Growth

Gates Unitta Asia Co. is making a number of efforts to improve its sales of V-belts, auto tensioners and more across the Asian market. Shuji Miyamoto, who serves as VP at the company, recently took some time out to sit down for an interview with Japan Rubber Weekly and talk about Gates Unitta Asia’s efforts toward this. 2020 is expected...

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Sumitomo Riko President Talks Electric Vehicles and Adaptation

The auto industry’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is picking up pace. However, Toru Matsui, president of major rubber part manufacturer Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191), says the trend is not having as much of an impact on the company as public discussion would imply. That being said, Sumitomo Riko has responded to the wave of EV innovation by setting...

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New Kuraray Plastics President Talks Business Transformation, Strategy for Expansion

Appointed as the new president of Kuraray Plastics Co. Ltd. this past March, Takashi Nakajima says that his role is to keep a balance between offense and defense. And on this basis, Nakajima plans to expand Kuraray Plastics’ compound business while also finding new applications and contents for the company’s existing products. Founded in 1905, Kuraray Plastics marks its 112th...

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