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Interview: Inoac CEO Soichi Inoue Highlights Global Expansion

Inoac Corp. CEO Soichi Inoue recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Japan Rubber Weekly. The 87-year-old Inoue discussed the global expansion of the Nagoya-based company, a Japanese leader in rubber and resin-related products. With Inoac having overseas subsidiaries in some 80 locations across 13 countries, the company is expanding its business in the global market, Inoue said. The...

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Toyoda Gosei President Talks Moves to Bolster Production in Mexico, India

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) wants to get back to the fundamentals of manufacturing, says President Naoki Miyazaki. Sitting down recently for an exclusive interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, Miyazaki said that getting back to these basics will serve to achieve continued growth and get out on top of global competition in what is expected to be a tough business...

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Toyoda Gosei to Keep Close Watch on NAFTA Renegotiations: President Miyazaki

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) operates four plants in Mexico and is in the process of shifting production from plants in Canada and the U.S. to Mexico as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) framework, particularly in relation to weatherstrip products. The company is moving forward with investments in a Mexico subsidiary to increase the production capacity...

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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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JSR Subsidiary to Launch Carbon Masterbatch Company in Mexico

Elastomix Co. Ltd., a consolidated subsidiary of major synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corp. (TYO:4185), has announced plans to establish a new company in Mexico for carbon masterbatch (CMB) manufacturing. Commercial production is slated to begin in 2018. Mexico is a major exporter to the North American automotive market. Elastomix aims to expand by establishing a manufacturing hub in the region...

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Zeon Kasei to Build New PVC/PSC Factory in Mexico

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has announced that its subsidiary, Zeon Kasei Co. Ltd., will build a new factory in Mexico for the production of PVC/PSC resin compound for powder slush molding. The factory will use vinyl chloride resins as the raw material. The investment amount will be 1.5 billion yen ($13.5 million) and Zeon Kasei aims to begin production of 1,200...

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