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Nippon Goodyear Announces New Tires for Passenger Cars, SUVs

Nippon Goodyear Ltd. has announced that it will release two new comfort tires on Feb. 1: the EfficientGrip Comfort, aimed at passenger vehicles, and the EfficientGrip Performance SUV, aimed at sport utility vehicles. EfficientGrip Comfort tires stand out for providing a much more comfortable ride by reducing tread pattern noise and road noise, thus making the cabin quieter. All sizes...

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Automotive Tire and Tube Production up 0.6% Across First Three Quarters

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association Inc. (JATMA) has announced that the combined domestic production of automotive tires and tubes for the January–September period totaled 763,456 tons, making for a 0.6 percent increase over the same period last year. Of this total production volume, 395,632 tons were for domestic use, up 4.7 percent, while production volume for exports totaled 375,654...

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Bridgestone to Expand Indian Plant Production With $300M Investment

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) group company in India, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd., has announced that it will shore up production capacity at its Pune and Indore plants for passenger car radial tires. Bridgestone India will invest $304.3 million in a phased manner over the next five years. The investment is expected to increase the combined daily production capacity of the two...

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Sumitomo Rubber Strengthens Regions, Increases Production: CEO Ikeda

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) will increase its U.S. production capacity of passenger car and light truck tires from currently 5,000 tires to 10,000 per day by the end of 2019, said President and CEO Ikuji Ikeda during a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly. He added that this move aims at expanding sales of high value-added tires in the...

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JATMA Mid-year Review: Automobile Tire Demand to Decrease Slightly in 2016

Demand for automobile tires in Japan is expected to decrease for a second consecutive year, according to the mid-year review of domestic tire demand for 2016 published by the Japan Automobile Tire Manufacturers Association (JATMA) on July 21. The review places gross demand for tires including those for special and two-wheeled vehicles at 117.366 million units, a decline of 1.837...

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