truck and bus tires

Sumitomo Rubber to Boost Brazilian Tire Production With Additional Investment

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that it intends to make an additional investment of 153 million Brazilian reals ($37.38 million) in response to growing Brazilian demand for truck and bus tires. The investment will go toward boosting production capacity at the company’s Brazil Factory, which is set to begin production of truck and bus tires next March. Initial...

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Sumitomo Rubber Launches South African Production for Truck and Bus Tires

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) announced on Aug. 7 that it has established production facilities for truck and bus tires at its South Africa Factory, beginning production for this on July 19. Having invested approximately 970 million rand ($64.73 million) into the facilities, the company expects that production capacity will get up to 750 truck and bus tires per day...

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Michelin Japan Plans October Launch for Michelin X One Truck and Bus Retreads

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. recently announced that it will start selling retreads of the Michelin X One, a wide single tire for trucks and buses, starting from October 1. The launch will see the company accelerate its efforts toward cost-cutting and environmental protection in the transportation industry. As a single tire able to replace the dual tires used at...

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Bridgestone Offers Total Management Package for Truck and Bus Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is aggressively marketing its Eco Value Pack service combining new tires, retreads and maintenance to help distribution and busing companies cope with a harsh business environment as they struggle with driver and maintenance staff shortages and soaring fuel costs. On Feb. 23, the tire maker held a public fuel efficiency test in the Tokyo area for fuel-efficient...

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Yokohama Rubber Readies Launch of New 710R All-Season Truck and Bus Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is set to launch its new 710R all-season truck and bus tire in Japan this March. Company president Masataka Yamaishi has described the new tire as being the first large-sized truck and bus tire to be domestically launched by Yokohama Rubber in the last 10 years. Offering dramatic improvements to wear resistance and uneven wear...

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Toyo Tires Launches Latest in NanoEnergy Series for Trucks and Buses

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) has launched its new NanoEnergy M676, designed for use as an all-weather, fuel-efficient tire for trucks and buses. The NanoEnergy M676 makes use of Toyo Tires’ proprietary design technology for truck and bus tires, e-balance, along with the company’s proprietary materials design platform technology, Nano Balance Technology. In doing so, the NanoEnergy M676...

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