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Bridgestone Launches Subscription Service for Passenger Car Tires in Japan

Bridgestone Retail Japan Co. Ltd. has launched Mobox in the Japanese market. Launched on April 1, the passenger car tire subscription service is now available at 353 Cockpit and Taiyakan locations throughout the country. The Mobox service provides customers with tires and maintenance for a monthly fee. Customers can choose between two plans – Standard and Light – with a...

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Toyo Tires to Bolster Tire Production Capacity at US Subsidiary

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) recently announced that it is planning to boost the production capacity of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. (TNA), a tire production subsidiary it controls in the U.S. For this increase, Toyo Tires plans to invest approximately 7 billion yen ($64.85 million) to install new facilities with an annual production capacity equivalent to 1.2 million passenger...

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Bridgestone Works to Improve Marketing for Studless Winter Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is looking to boost sales of its Blizzak VRX and Blizzak VRX2 lines of passenger car studless tires. While the company managed strong sales for its VRX2 line last year, a representative said that this was largely due to the appeal of it being a new product at the time, adding that the plan this season is...

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New EPA Between Japan and EU Promises Removal of Tire Export Tariffs

Representatives from Japan and the EU met on July 17 to sign the EU–Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) – a new bilateral agreement set to come into effect by the end of next March. For Japan’s rubber industry, the EPA promises the immediate repeal of a 4.5 percent tariff currently incurred on exports of passenger car tires to the EU,...

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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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