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Sumitomo Rubber Subsidiary Provides Tennis Hard Courts for Ariake Tennis Forest Park

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that DecoTurf, a tennis hard court series sold and installed by subsidiary Sports Surface Co. Ltd., has been adopted for use at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park in Koto, Tokyo. DecoTurf installation began on May 20 at the park’s center court, the Ariake Coliseum. This marks the second project to install DecoTurf surfaces...

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Major Japanese Tire Firms Plan Price Hikes in Response to Surging Distribution Costs

Japan’s four largest tire manufacturers have now all announced price increases on aftermarket tires for domestic sale. After Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced such a price hike on June 5, Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) came out with its own on June 14, with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) then following suit on June 21 and Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) on...

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Sumitomo Rubber’s Falken Tires Selected as OE for New Jeep Gladiator

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that U.S. sales subsidiary Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. has begun supplying Falken-brand tires for the new Jeep Gladiator pickup truck sold by FCA US LLC. The supply agreement includes Wildpeak A/T AT3W tires as OE, with Wildpeak M/T MT01 also being provided as an option. The Wildpeak A/T AT3W tires selected as...

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Sumitomo Rubber Partners With TripodWorks, Sysgration to Offer New Solutions System for Tire Management

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has formed a basic business alliance agreement with TripodWorks Co. Ltd. and Sysgration Ltd., looking through this to create a new solutions system for tire management. Not content to stop simply at conventional tire sales, Sumitomo Rubber is aiming through this agreement to create a solutions system that makes use of...

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Rubber Unions, Companies Settle on Wage Increases for 2019

The Japanese Rubber Workers’ Union Confederation has released the results of its 2019 spring labor initiative aimed at securing higher wages and bonuses for workers at major rubber companies. As part of this, the organization announced that 56 of its 58 member unions submitted wage requests, of which 49 have reached a settlement with the relevant companies. Meanwhile, 49 unions...

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Sumitomo Rubber Set to Start up New Environmental Conservation Projects Across Japan

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is planning this year to run another set of environmental conservation efforts under its Team Enasave Future Project, which the company carries out in conjunction with the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan. The first initiative as part of this will begin in Niigata on May 26, looking to preserve and maintain the nature,...

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