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Toyo Tires Supplies Proxes R47 Tires for New Toyota Crown

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently revealed that it has begun supplying its Proxes R47 tires as original equipment to Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) for the automaker’s new Toyota Crown, which was announced on June 26. The updated Crown represents the 15th generation of the model following its debut in 1955. In developing the new model, Toyota has...

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Toyoda Gosei Plastic Roof Panel to be Used in Toyota FC Bus

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has announced that a large plastic roof panel developed by the company will be adopted by Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) for use in a fuel cell (FC) bus scheduled for launch this year. Toyota will produce more than 100 of these buses, primarily for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games. Plastic car bodies, despite...

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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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Toyoda Gosei Develops New Side Airbag

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) recently announced that it has jointly developed a new side airbag with Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203). Compatible with various makes and models, the new airbag has already been adopted for use in Toyota’s new Camry and is scheduled to be equipped in about 2.5 million vehicles annually. Side airbags, which are mounted by the side...

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For 70th Anniversary, Fukoku Bussan Eyes Foray Into ASEAN: CEO

With Fukoku Bussan Co. Ltd. approaching the 70th anniversary of its founding this coming May, CEO and President Yoshie Kibe spoke recently on the rubber industrial product trading company’s aspirations moving forward. The last few decades has seen the company develop joint venture factories and sales offices in China, Indonesia and Thailand, Kibe said. Looking forward, she said, the company...

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Company Report: Automotive Parts Supplier Molten

Besides being a world-famous maker of basketballs and other sports ball equipment, Molten Corp. also boasts a history of more than 60 years as a manufacturer of automotive rubber and resin products. Japan Rubber Weekly recently had the opportunity to speak about the company’s future strategy with Toshihiko Kobayashi, a board member at Molten, and chief operating officer of its...

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