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Sumitomo Chemical Looks to Improve Gender Diversity in the Workplace

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently held an online study event aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion. Introducing a number of the company’s initiatives for giving women a bigger role in the workplace, the event included 19 participants from across 12 companies. Recent years have seen workplace gender equality become an increasingly major topic in Japan. Sumitomo Chemical, for its...

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Sumitomo Rubber Set to Improve Materials Simulation Capabilities by Using Fugaku Supercomputer

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has succeeded in its application to utilize the Fugaku supercomputer for industrial research in 2021. Opened up for use by the academic and industrial research sectors this March, Fugaku is part of Japan’s High-Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI). By utilizing the supercomputer, Sumitomo Rubber will look to speed up improvements to its...

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Sumitomo Rubber Develops New Device to Make Battery-Free Tire Sensors a Reality

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has developed a new energy harvester device that can be attached to the inside of a tire to generate power via static electricity from the tire’s rotation. This development came about as part of a joint project with Kansai University. By optimizing structures and materials for this frictional power generation, Sumitomo...

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Sumitomo Rubber President Satoru Yamamoto Notes Quick Sales Recovery for High-Performance Tires

Speaking at an online results briefing on Feb. 9, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) President Satoru Yamamoto commented on his company’s performance in coming out of the slump in global tire demand. Sumitomo Rubber’s sales, he said, are seen to be recovering faster than overall market demand. And what is more, he added, the company is projecting a particularly fast...

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Sumitomo Rubber Opens New Indoor Testing Facility for Winter Tires

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has opened the Nayoro Indoor Ice Field (NICE), a new on-ice testing facility for winter tires. This has been set up as part of the company’s Nayoro Tire Proving Ground in Nayoro, Hokkaido. Established in 1991, the Nayoro Tire Proving Ground spans an area of 870,000 square meters. Sumitomo Rubber has now used this site...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Launch New All-Season Tire Fit For Dry, Wet & Snowy Roads

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is planning a March 1 launch of its All Season Maxx VA1, a new tire for commercial vehicles. Coming under the Dunlop brand, this will be the second product under the Sumitomo Rubber’s All Season Maxx series, which is focused on all-season tires that can handle dry, wet and snowy surfaces. An innovative tread pattern...

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