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Yokohama Rubber Launches Limited Web Sales of New Cutting-Edge Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) began limited domestic sales of its new BluEarth-air EF21 tire on Dec. 5. With sales via Yokohama’s website limited to 100 units, the tire is being sold as a special model equipped with leading technology. The new product has adopted Yokohama Rubber’s advanced lightweight design technology in a bid to contribute to overall vehicle weight...

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Yokohama Rubber UK Distributor Recognized for Raising Safety Awareness

Yokohama HPT Ltd. (YHPT), a U.K. tire distributor for Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), has received commendations from two U.K.-based organizations this year for raising awareness about tire safety. In July, non-profit organization and tire safety association TyreSafe named YHPT its Tyre Manufacturer of the Year at the TyreSafe Awards 2017. This is the second year in a row that...

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Bridgestone Upgrades Digital Solution for Truck, Bus Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has updated and improved its Toolbox digital solution for truck and bus tires. The upgraded system will be phased into operation beginning in December at some Bridgestone locations in Japan, following its adoption in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Russia and South America. Already in use in more than 80 countries, Toolbox enables Bridgestone personnel to...

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Bridgestone: No Problems With Products From Toray Subsidiary Despite Faked Data

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has issued a public statement that there are no performance problems with products supplied by Toray Industries Inc. (TYO:3402) subsidiary Toray Hybrid Cord Inc. (THC), which has admitted falsifying inspection data. THC recently announced that quality-related inspection data for tire cords, as well as for cords used in vehicle hoses and belts, had been falsified. The new...

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Yokohama Rubber Starts Shipping Tires for Toyota’s Next-Generation Taxi

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has begun shipping its Taxi Touring 898 as an original equipment tire for Toyota Motor Corp.’s (TYO:7203) next-generation taxi vehicle JPN Taxi, launched on Oct. 23. The Taxi Touring 898 was released in April as a taxi tire for the domestic retail market. The product utilizes Yokohama Rubber’s Mound Profile, which features a new tread...

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Automotive Tire and Tube Production up 0.6% Across First Three Quarters

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association Inc. (JATMA) has announced that the combined domestic production of automotive tires and tubes for the January–September period totaled 763,456 tons, making for a 0.6 percent increase over the same period last year. Of this total production volume, 395,632 tons were for domestic use, up 4.7 percent, while production volume for exports totaled 375,654...

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