hoses

Bridgestone Delivers High-Pressure Hydrogen Filling Hoses to Yokohama Tsunashima Hydrogen Station

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has recently delivered its high-pressure hydrogen filling hoses to the Yokohama Tsunashima Hydrogen Station, a JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp.-managed hydrogen fueling facility within the Tsunashima Sustainable Smart Town. The hoses are meant to contribute to the safety of the facility. The station was designed to promote technology that could lead to future hydrogen-based societies and...

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Nitta Inaugurates Hose and Tube Manufacturing Base in Thailand

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) held a factory completion ceremony on Feb. 20 at Nitta Corporation (Thailand) Ltd. (NCT), the company’s Thai hose and tube production base. The ceremony was attended by over 80 people, including Thai government officials and customers. Nitta President Motonobu Nitta gave opening remarks, saying that the company is looking to contribute to Thailand’s development, as well as...

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Nitta President Talks Overseas Business, Strategies to Cope With High Growth Rates

Speaking with Japan Rubber Weekly in an interview, Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) President Motonobu Nitta said that regarding overseas development in 2017, the company has completed the facility at its U.S. plant and is now installing equipment. Operations are expected to start in July. In Thailand, the focus will be on Nitta Moore hose and tube products, where local production of...

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Sumitomo Riko’s Operating Profit up in First Half on Overseas Sales, Restructuring

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has reported that sales for the second quarter of the fiscal year ending March 2017 declined due to a negative impact of currency exchange rates caused by a strong yen. However, operating profit rose on the back of a sales volume increase mainly in North America, China and other Asian countries, positive effects of restructuring...

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Sumitomo Riko Forms Kyoshokai, Strengthening Ties With Dealers in China

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has recently set up “Kyoshokai,” a distributors conference for Sumiriko Industrial Products Shanghai Co. Ltd., the company’s industrial hose sales subsidiary based in Shanghai, China. Kyoshokai has been established with the aim of gathering dealers that market Sumitomo Riko-branded products, provide them with information about new products and other company news, and to share market...

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Rubber Goods Production for August Shows Upward Momentum

Shipment value of rubber products made a slight year-on-year increase in August, moving up 0.8 percent to 163 billion yen ($1.55 billion), according to records collated by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Although the shift was of only a small degree, it represents the first year-on-year improvement in 14 months. Broken down by product type, the production...

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