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Sumitomo Rubber Gains Latest ISO14001 Certification for 31 Sites Worldwide

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has obtained for ISO14001:2015, the latest version of environmental management system ISO14001, for 31 sites worldwide. The certification accounts for the company’s headquarters in Kobe, Japan, its factories both domestically and abroad, and its affiliated companies. Sumitomo Rubber received this new certification on Dec. 5, 2016. ISO14001 was created by the International Organization for Standardization...

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Sumitomo Rubber Strengthens Regions, Increases Production: CEO Ikeda

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) will increase its U.S. production capacity of passenger car and light truck tires from currently 5,000 tires to 10,000 per day by the end of 2019, said President and CEO Ikuji Ikeda during a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly. He added that this move aims at expanding sales of high value-added tires in the...

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Sumitomo Rubber Aims at European Expansion, Acquires Micheldever

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has reached an agreement with Graphite Capital Management LLP to acquire British tire distributor Micheldever Tyre Services Ltd. for 215 million pounds ($262 million). The acquisition aims at expanding the company’s tire business in Europe. Following the dissolution of its alliance with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in October 2015,  Sumitomo Rubber is using its...

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Sumitomo Rubber Continues to Strengthen North American Business: CEO Ikeda

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is proceeding with revamping its North American plants and bringing in new equipment for use with current production, said President & CEO Ikuji Ikeda at a press conference last week. He added that, with a view to the future, the company will also adopt new production technology to increase production capacity for high-performance tires. Increasing...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Take up Full-Scale Operation at USA Technical Center

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) will commence full-scale operation at its USA Technical Center in January 2017. Increasing its freedom to operate in the U.S. market by dissolving its alliance with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in October 2015, the company has made strides in its efforts to enhance development, production and sales systems. The new technical center is linked...

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Sumitomo Rubber Presents Research on Natural Rubber, Expects to Enhance Tire Performance

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has reported results of research on the molecular structural analysis of natural rubber from para rubber trees at the International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2016 Kitakyushu. Based on this research, the company expects significant improvements in the performance and processability of natural rubber, opening up new possibilities for enhanced tire performance in terms of fuel efficiency...

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