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Toyoda Gosei to Start Producing Automotive Parts at Saga Plant

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has announced it will start producing automotive parts at the company’s Saga Plant, which discontinued production of LEDs at the end of September 2016. The company has invested around 3.5 billion yen ($31.07 million) to prepare the plant to produce automotive parts. Production is set to start in May 2018 for airbag inflators, as well...

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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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Asics Revamps Japanese Production Base

Sanin Asics Industry Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Asics Corp. (TYO:7936), has completed its construction of a new factory building as well as its renovation of existing buildings. Located on 17,312 square meters of land, the plant has a total floor area of 10,095 square meters. Sanin Asics mainly manufactures sports shoes, fashion sneakers, walking shoes and work shoes...

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Production at Toyo Tires Malaysian Plant Exceeds 10M Units

Toyo Tire and Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105)  said that tire production volume at its automobile tire manufacturing subsidiary in Malaysia has exceeded a total of 10 million units. Toyo Tyre Malaysia Sdn Bhd functions as a global hub for supplying not just Southeast Asia, but also others market segments, including Europe, Japan and North America. The subsidiary was established in Malaysia’s...

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Japan’s Flexible Container Bag Production Falls to 3.75 Million Sacks for 2016

Output for flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) totaled 3.753812 million units over January–December 2016, a 17-percent year-on-year decline, according to the Japan Flexible Container Association. Despite there having been a demand increase in the petrochemical industry in 2015, demand surrounding decontamination work has faired worse. Construction of interim storage facilities have been delayed and work on residential areas has settled...

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Japan’s Automobile Production Falls 0.8% for 2016

Japanese automotive manufacturers produced a total of 9.204696 million vehicles over January–December 2016, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). This represents a 0.8-percent year-on-year decline, the second decrease in the last two years. By automobile type, passenger vehicles moved into a positive from a year-on-year negative for 2014–2015, with 7.873886 million vehicles produced for a 0.6-percent increase in...

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