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Sumitomo Rubber Launches New Dunlop Sport Tire for Gymkhana and Circuit Racing

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has this month launched the new S5 version of the Direzza 03G, Dunlop’s sport tire for gymkhana and circuit racing. The company has adopted open pricing for the new tire, which will be available in two sizes. The Direzza 03G is a high-grip tire developed with the goal of taking top prizes at racing and...

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Japan’s Top 100 Rubber Companies Total Around 4 Trillion Yen in Sales for 2016

Japan Rubber Weekly recently conducted a study of the top 100 companies in Japan’s rubber industry, analyzing their business performance for fiscal 2016. Of these 100 companies, 48 posted a year-on-year revenue increase. Seven companies managed a double-digit increase to revenue, including NOK Elastomers Processing Co. Ltd., which ranked 42nd out of the 100 companies with an 11.9 percent increase,...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Consolidate Global Sports Business

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that effective Jan. 1, 2018, it will consolidate the Sumitomo Rubber Group’s sports business by merging Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd. (TYO:7825), a sports business subsidiary, and Dunlop International Co. Ltd., the Group’s overseas Dunlop-brand sporting goods and licensing company. By consolidating its sports business, Sumitomo Rubber is looking to leverage the company’s management...

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Sumitomo Rubber Supplies Dunlop Enasave EC300+ Tires for Mitsubishi Motors’ New Expander

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has begun deliveries of the environmentally friendly Dunlop Enasave EC300+ tires for Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s (TYO:7211) next-generation multi-purpose vehicle, the Expander. The automaker’s new crossover was unveiled this month at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. To achieve the high environmental performance demanded by the Expander, the EC300+ tires provide the fuel-efficient tire technology cultivated...

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Sumitomo Rubber Steps up Development of Specialized Tires for Electric Cars

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is accelerating its development of specialized tires for electric vehicles (EVs) in anticipation of further vehicle electrification. Although the company already supplies tires for EVs, the inclusion of batteries makes EVs heavier than vehicles with internal combustion engines, leading to demand for more durable tires. Sumitomo Rubber President Ikuji Ikeda said that by further improving...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Establish New Company, Manufacturing Facility in Slovenia

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it will establish a new company and manufacturing facility in Slovenia. Serving to accelerate the global development of Sumitomo Rubber’s business in precision rubber parts for medical applications, the new company will be established as a subsidiary of Swiss-based Lonstroff AG with a total investment of 34 million euros ($40.03 million). Sumitomo...

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