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Interview: Toyoda Gosei President Highlights Plans for Lighter, Quieter EVs

Sitting down for a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) President Naoki Miyazaki said that the automotive industry is entering a massive, once-in-a-century turning point. Such a shake-up to business is an opportunity for growth, he said. Miyazaki spoke on the impact of electrification and Toyoda Gosei’s strategy to deal with it, saying that although...

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Tigers Polymer President Kentaro Watanabe Eyes Increased Sales, Production for 2018

Tigers Polymer Corp. (TYO:4231) President Kentaro Watanabe recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to talk about his company’s overseas operations for 2017 and where he expects to see things go here moving forward. Sales for the industrial rubber and resin products manufacturer are generally in good shape across the Americas, Southeast Asia and China, Watanabe said, particularly in China....

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Daiki Rubber President Discusses Business Performance, Future Challenges

Daiki Rubber Industry Co. Ltd., Japan’s first manufacturer of rubber lining, has been an industry leader since the company’s establishment in 1930. President Chisei Murayama recently set aside some time for an interview with Japan Rubbery Weekly to talk about the rubber lining industry’s current performance, internationalization and more. Discussing Daiki Rubber’s performance within the rubber lining market, Murayama said...

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Interview: Musashi Oil Seal President Discusses Business Performance and Industry Trends

Oil seal manufacturer Musashi Oil Seal Mfg. Co. Ltd. prides itself on its wide product lineup, multi-item small-lot production capabilities and favorable reputation among customers. Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down with company president Masahiro Muto to ask about the oil seal manufacturer’s business performance and management. Discussing Musashi Oil Seal’s recent business performance, Muto noted that the company made approximately...

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Bando’s Tamagaki Talks Current, Future Business: Interview

Rubber manufacturer Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) experienced turbulent sales in fiscal 2016. After early months showed a year-on-year downturn, the company recovered in the latter half of the year, most notably in the January–March period. But in an industry moving toward electric vehicles, how does Bando Chemical plan to respond to concerns around declining automotive belt sales? Japan Rubber...

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