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Bridgestone’s Ecopia EP150 Adopted as OE Tire in New Nissan, Mitsubishi Models

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has begun supplying its Ecopia EP150 tires as OE for several new models of kei-class light motor vehicle. The tire is now being sent out for use in the new Nissan Dayz as well as the Mitsubishi eK Wagon and eK X. Tires under the Ecopia brand are able to maintain excellent performance in a number of...

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Yokohama Rubber Supplies Fuel-Efficient Tires for New Mitsubishi Minivan

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has started supplying its Geolandar SUV and Geolandar G033 tires as OE for the new Delica D5 minivan from Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:7211), which launched in Japan on Feb. 15. The new Delica D5 is available as either a standard model or the Delica D5 Urban Gear model, which incorporates new modern elements. The standard...

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Toyo Tires President Sees Upcoming Name Change as Pivot Point Into Mobility

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) President Takashi Shimizu has reasserted his company’s path to specializing in mobility through tires and auto parts. Shimizu pointed to the background leading up to Toyo Tires’ capital tie-up with Mitsubishi Corp. (TYO:8058) that was announced on Nov. 1, the aims from this, and how his company will be changing its name to...

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Sumitomo Rubber Supplies Dunlop Enasave EC300+ Tires for Mitsubishi Motors’ New Expander

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has begun deliveries of the environmentally friendly Dunlop Enasave EC300+ tires for Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s (TYO:7211) next-generation multi-purpose vehicle, the Expander. The automaker’s new crossover was unveiled this month at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. To achieve the high environmental performance demanded by the Expander, the EC300+ tires provide the fuel-efficient tire technology cultivated...

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Company Report: Automotive Parts Supplier Molten

Besides being a world-famous maker of basketballs and other sports ball equipment, Molten Corp. also boasts a history of more than 60 years as a manufacturer of automotive rubber and resin products. Japan Rubber Weekly recently had the opportunity to speak about the company’s future strategy with Toshihiko Kobayashi, a board member at Molten, and chief operating officer of its...

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Stronger Earning Capacity at Home and Abroad—Marugo

New Year's Top Interview—Marugo Rubber Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of anti-vibration rubber and rubber hoses for Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Isuzu, Hino and Daihatsu automobiles and motorcycles, is embarking on a new mid-term business plan in 2016, said President Tatsuo Fujiki in an interview with Japan Rubber Weekly. He said that his focus is on energizing the company to succeed over the next 100 years.

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