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JRW Survey: Rubber, Resin Manufacturers Expect Positive Results for Fiscal 2017

Japan Rubber Weekly conducted a survey among the country’s rubber and resin product manufacturers midway through December 2017, looking to get their respective takes on the current climate of the rubber industry. Of the 169 companies that received the survey, 119 responded, making for a 70.4 percent response rate. When asked how sales will pan out for fiscal 2017, 44.2...

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Yokohama Rubber President Comments on Sales Growth

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) President Masataka Yamaishi has said that his company’s tire business saw robust sales of new vehicle tires for 2017, with China in particular far exceeding last year’s record. Speaking at a year-end press conference, Yamaishi noted year-on-year increases to both sales volume and revenue for retail tires, where the company’s domestic focus was on high-value-added...

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Mitsuboshi Belting Posts Record-High Earnings for Second Quarter

Conveyor and transmission belt manufacturer Mitsuboshi Belting Co. (TYO:5192) has posted approximately 35.59 billion yen ($316.92 million) in total sales for the July–September period of fiscal 2017. This represents an increase of 7.1 percent over the same period for the previous year. The company also set record highs for the second quarter for operating profit, ordinary profit and quarterly net...

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Strong Sales of New Vehicle Tires Lift Yokohama Rubber’s Revenue, Profit

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has released its business results for the combined first three quarters (January–September) of the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2017, showing strong performance. For this period, the company reported 466.79 billion yen ($4.12 billion) in net sales, up 13.8 percent year-on-year, and 26.38 billion yen in operating profit, up 39.7 percent. Meanwhile, ordinary profit was...

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Nishikawa Rubber Sees Strong First Half on Back of Automotive Turnaround

Nishikawa Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5161) recently released its business results for the first half of the fiscal year ending March 2018. The company, which manufactures weatherstrips and other auto parts, posted sales of 44.29 billion yen ($390.32 million), up 4.7 percent year-on-year; an operating profit of 3.75 billion yen, down 3.5 percent and an ordinary profit of 4.54 billion yen,...

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Nitta’s Belt, Hose Businesses Drive Record Results for First Half

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) has posted record-high sales and profits for the first half (April–September) of the fiscal year ending March 2018. This reflects strong domestic and overseas business results for the company’s mainstay belt and hose business operations, as well as for its air conditioning and device-related products. Total sales for the half were 36.48 billion yen ($319.79 million), up...

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