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Yokohama Rubber President Comments on Sales Growth

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) President Masataka Yamaishi has said that his company’s tire business saw robust sales of new vehicle tires for 2017, with China in particular far exceeding last year’s record. Speaking at a year-end press conference, Yamaishi noted year-on-year increases to both sales volume and revenue for retail tires, where the company’s domestic focus was on high-value-added...

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Yokohama Rubber Starts Shipping Tires for Toyota’s Next-Generation Taxi

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has begun shipping its Taxi Touring 898 as an original equipment tire for Toyota Motor Corp.’s (TYO:7203) next-generation taxi vehicle JPN Taxi, launched on Oct. 23. The Taxi Touring 898 was released in April as a taxi tire for the domestic retail market. The product utilizes Yokohama Rubber’s Mound Profile, which features a new tread...

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Tackling Japan, Nexen Tire Aims to Triple Sales Within Five Years

Nexen Tire Corp. is gearing up to make a full-scale push into the Japanese market. South Korea’s third-largest tire manufacturer has established a joint venture with Toyota Tsusho Corp. (TYO:8015), the trading arm of the Toyota Group. Registered as Nexen Tire Japan Inc., the new subsidiary will serve as a trading company in automotive tires and is set to commence...

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