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Bridgestone Targets Growth for Retread Tire Business

With the transport sector facing a difficult business environment amid COVID-19, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is seeing effects on both demand and sales for its retread tires. Nonetheless, such tires continue to make up a rising portion of Bridgestone’s sales with each passing year. And going forward, the company aims to continue growing its sales of retreads, which reliably provide both...

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Yokohama Rubber Adds Four New Sizes for Advan Street Sports Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has added four new 19-inch sizes to its lineup for the Advan A052, a street sports tire under the company’s flagship Advan brand. The Advan A052 is a next-gen street sports radial tire that not only exhibits a high level of grip and handling performance but was also designed with noise and fuel efficiency in...

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Yokohama Rubber Plans Integration to Strengthen Global Business for Off-Highway Tires

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is looking to unify its group’s global operations for off-highway tires (OHTs) in an effort to strengthen business in the sector. Plans here are to integrate Yokohama Rubber’s OHT business with Alliance Tire Group (ATG), a subsidiary acquired by the Yokohama Rubber Group four years ago. The resulting organization will be named Yokohama Off-Highway Tires....

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COVID-19 Shows Little Impact on Japan’s Retread Tire Market

Showing no signs of subsiding, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the world’s economic activities – and the Japanese rubber industry has been no exception to this. So how has the retread tire industry been affected? Japan Rubber Weekly asked a number of domestic tire companies to find out. A common sentiment in the sector was that the impact of...

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Toyota Adopts Michelin’s Run-Flat Tires as OE for New Lexus LC500 Convertible

Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) has selected the Michelin Pilot Sport Super ZP as OE for its new-model Lexus LC500 Convertible. Offering impressive sporty performance, the high-performance run-flat tire was developed to help realize the world-leading sports car technology and performance of the Lexus LC line. By employing technology developed for endurance races, the Pilot Sport Super ZP exhibits excellent wear...

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Bridgestone Group Wins Good Design Award for Two New Products

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) and Bridgestone Cycle Co. Ltd. have each received an award as part of the 2020 Good Design Awards run by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JIDP). The first of these awards was given for a prosthetic sole to be used by athletes, while the other was given for the TB1e electric assist bicycle. The prosthetic sole...

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