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Mitsuboshi Belt President Talks EV Impact on Automotive Belt Market

The Japanese market is witnessing a decline in demand for automotive belts, says Hajime Kakiuchi, president of major automotive belts and parts manufacturer Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192). Sitting down recently for an interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, Kakiuchi said that the drop-off comes as a consequence of not only the shift to electric vehicles (EVs) but also with the expanded...

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Looking Beyond Rubber, Mitsuboshi Belting Sees Future in Resin Auto Parts: President Kakiuchi

Speaking with Japan Rubber Weekly in an interview, Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) President Hajime Kakiuchi said that he sees the number of hybrid vehicles and electric cars increasing in Japan going forward. Because there are demands in the automotive sector to reduce vehicle weight in light of improving fuel efficiency, Mitsuboshi Belting will step up its efforts to develop resin...

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