tires

Sumitomo Rubber Plans Global Launch of New Flagship Tire for Premium Vehicles

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO: 5110) is targeting a March 1 launch for the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 060+, a new flagship tire designed to bring out the full potential of premium vehicles. This tire will be released with open pricing in a wide lineup of 58 sizes. Sales will begin in Japan, followed by the Middle East, Central and...

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Yokohama Rubber Plans Domestic Price Hike on All Aftermarket Tires Starting April

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is set to revise its manufacturer’s selling prices for domestic aftermarket tires. The change will apply to all tire categories in the Japanese aftermarket sector – including summer, winter and all-season tires – as well as to tubes and flaps. Summer tires, all-season tires, tubes and flaps will see the adjustment made on April 1,...

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Yokohama Rubber to Establish Tire Sales JV in Malaysia

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced that it is set to establish Yokohama Tyre Sales Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. as a Malaysian JV for tire sales on Jan. 1, 2022. The JV will be formed with YHI International Ltd. (YHI) – the exclusive distributor of Yokohama tires in Southeast Asia – and its subsidiary YHI (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (YHIM), which...

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Yokohama Rubber Supplies Eco-Friendly BluEarth Tires as OE for Nissan Caravan

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has started supplying its BluEarth RV-02, BluEarth-Van RY55 and Job RY52 tires as OE for the new-model Nissan Caravan, which Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7201) launched this October. BluEarth is a global tire brand offered by Yokohama Rubber with a focus on tire solutions that are friendly to the environment, people...

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Bridgestone Acquires Australian Provider of Mining Tire Solutions

Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd., a group company of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), has acquired Otraco International Pty. Ltd., an Australian provider of off-road tire solutions for mining equipment. Valued at AU$79 million ($56.62 million), the acquisition from Downer EDI Ltd. was completed on Dec. 1 following regulatory approvals and the fulfillment of other such requirements. Otraco has skilled tire...

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Pirelli Japan to Raise Prices on Aftermarket Tires Next February

Pirelli Japan KK announced plans on Dec. 7 to revise its shipping prices for domestic aftermarket tires starting Feb. 1 of next year. The change is set to apply to summer tires for passenger cars and SUVs, as well as to motorcycle tires and scooter tires from both the Pirelli and Metzeler brands. The average price hike across all product...

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