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Sumitomo Rubber Plans US Launch for SUV Tires From Popular Falken Brand

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is planning a U.S. rollout for new 4×4 and SUV tires under the Falken brand, which already has sales operations and a strong reputation in the country. The company intends here to launch two new products under the Wildpeak series and one under the Ziex series, with sales of these to begin gradually rolling out...

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Bridgestone CEO Masaaki Tsuya Discusses Focus on Europe, US Markets

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) CEO Masaaki Tsuya is focused in on Europe and the U.S. as two markets for his company to build upon. Tsuya recently sat down to talk with Japan Rubber Weekly and offer his breakdown of the market situations here and what his plans are here for Bridgestone. Tsuya sees Europe as being an important market for his...

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Synthetic Rubber Demand Expected to Remain Strong Globally for Second Half

Demand for synthetic rubber is projected to keep up a strong performance for the second half of fiscal 2018, spanning October–March. While the first half of the fiscal year saw raw material cost trends drive falling profits in some areas, demand itself has been stable on the whole, with some product types continuing to see tightness in the supply–demand balance....

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Bridgestone Americas Plans US Production Increase for Truck and Bus Radial Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has announced that U.S. subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc. will expand its plant in Warren County, Tennessee. The move will give the location additional production capacity for truck and bus radial (TBR) tires, which the company hopes will allow it to respond to growing demand for these tires in the North American market. Over the next three years,...

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NOK President Expects US–China Trade War to Drive Profits Down by 600M Yen

Kiyoshi Doi, president of major oil seal producer NOK Corp. (TYO:7240), recently provided his thoughts on how the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is impacting his company’s business. NOK’s operations see the company ship products both from the U.S. to China and vice versa, Doi said. He therefore expects that tariffs being placed on these products will...

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Bridgestone Americas Plans Capacity Increase for Off-the-Road Tires in Illinois

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) U.S. subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc. recently announced plans to increase its production capacity for off-the-road tires. Taking place at a plant in Bloomington, Illinois, this expansion will cost the company $12 million and is slated for completion at some point in 2020. The project will see the plant begin producing 29-inch, 33-inch and 35-inch tires for small-...

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