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Step Up Production, Sales and Development—Kuraray

New Year’s Top Interview—In an interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, President Shinichi Yasue of Kuraray Plastics Co. Ltd. (TYO:3405) said that re-organizing the company into divisions has fostered a greater sense of togetherness in each of the units with regard to manufacturing, sales and development. He aspires for the rubber and plastics maker to achieve higher revenues and profits in 2016 through this new tripartite organization.

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Stronger Earning Capacity at Home and Abroad—Marugo

New Year's Top Interview—Marugo Rubber Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of anti-vibration rubber and rubber hoses for Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Isuzu, Hino and Daihatsu automobiles and motorcycles, is embarking on a new mid-term business plan in 2016, said President Tatsuo Fujiki in an interview with Japan Rubber Weekly. He said that his focus is on energizing the company to succeed over the next 100 years.

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Global Integration an Ongoing Project—Nichirin

New Year’s Top Interview: Nichirin President Ryuichi Maeda He wants to approach his work with passion in 2016, said Nichirin Co. Ltd. (TYO:5184) President Ryuichi Maeda during an interview with Japan Rubber Weekly. The head of the high-performance rubber hoses manufacturer for automobiles and motorcycles said he wants to encourage his employees to act with what he describes as a...

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Double-Digit Growth for Functional Parts—Toyox

New Year’s Top Interview: Toyox President Makoto Nakanishi Sales for the plastic hose manufacturer in 2015 were forecast to increase, and double-digit growth in functional parts designed to solve problems helped contribute to higher profits, said Toyox Co. Ltd. President Makoto Nakanishi in an interview with Japan Rubber Weekly. Nakanishi, who is approaching his third year in his position in March...

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China’s Economic Slowdown to Impact Rubber Industry

The palpable economic slowdown that has continued in China since last year is impacting the rubber industry with increasing severity, both directly and indirectly. With China’s economic situation seen as being more severe than is generally portrayed in news reports, grim views on its future are overwhelmingly prevalent. In the rubber industry, for instance, there has been a slump in...

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Sumitomo Riko Makes Global Push in Industrial Hoses

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. is stepping up its global strategy in industrial hoses. The company’s high-pressure hoses performed strongly in the Japanese market up to July but have softened since September. Sales of products for custom designed vehicles and dump trucks were also strong, but the previously robust machine tool business fell on lower exports. Sales in the repair market...

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