retread tires

Bridgestone Boosts Retread Tire Sales With Total Package Plan

In a recent interview, Japan Rubber Weekly sat down with Bridgestone Tire Japan Co. Ltd.’s Katsunori Nakamura, production-goods marketing director, and Shinichi Ito, sales planning director, to talk about the current situation regarding retread tire sales for trucks. Outlook for retread tire business Since Bridgestone Tire Japan’s acquisition of Bandag Inc., the leading retread tire manufacturer in the U.S., in...

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Sumitomo Rubber Offers Outlook on Retread Tire Business in Japan

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.’s (TYO:5110) retread tire business in Japan is influenced by an environment in which demand for new tires remains sluggish due to a slump in the tire distribution industry. Going forward, retread tires are expected to see firm market conditions because of their cost performance and reduced environmental impact. Stable tire casings of good quality can still...

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JRA Chairman on Market Downturn of Retreaded Tires

Ever since the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) stopped gathering up-to-date manufacturing statistics on retreaded tires in 2009, the Japan Retreaders Association (JRA) has taken over the task of collecting this information from around the country. JRA Chairman Tatsuo Gomi sat down for an interview recently with Japan Rubber Weekly, discussing the downturn that the country’s retread market...

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