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Yokohama Rubber Launches New Advan A08B Spec G as Competitive Tire for Gymkhana Events

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) launched a new competitive tire on Sept. 4 for use in gymkhana motorsport events. Named the Advan A08B Spec G, the tire is available in only one size – 295/50R16 87V – and has no set price. The Advan A08B Spec G is based on the existing Advan A08B, a series of street radial tires...

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Yokohama Rubber Sticks to Initial Forecast for 2019 Following Release of First-Half Results

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently posted its business results for the first half of calendar 2019. Based on these results, the company has stated that it will abide by its initial forecast for the full year, which points to sales revenue of 660 billion yen ($6.2 billion), operating profit of 57.5 billion yen and a net profit of 46...

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Yokohama Rubber, AIST, ADMAT Develop System for High-Yield Butadiene Production from Bioethanol

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has carried out joint R&D efforts with two academic partners to develop a catalyst system with the world’s highest productivity for creating butadiene from bioethanol. The company has then also been successful at using this butadiene in the synthesis of butadiene rubber. For its research here, Yokohama Rubber worked with the National Institute of Advanced...

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Yokohama Rubber Receives Supplier Award from Nissan in Russia

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) announced on July 24 that LLC Yokohama RPZ, its Russian subsidiary for tire production and sales, has been awarded a 2018 Nissan Best Supplier Award in the chassis category. The award comes from Nissan Manufacturing Rus LLC, the Russian production base of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7201). The Nissan Best Supplier Award is given in...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches Retread-Friendly Tire for Low-Floor Buses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has launched sales of its 507U tire with rib-lug treads that have been designed especially for low-floor buses. The 507U was developed to improve performance at the barrier-free curbs being introduced at an increasing number of bus stops, as well as to better accommodate retreading. It features thicker rubber on the shoulder of the tire,...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches New All-Season Tire for Community Buses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) on July 16 launched sales of its LT751R all-season tire for community buses. The tire excels in resistance to uneven wear as well as to wear in general. The tire comes in one size, 205/80R17.5 120/118L, with open pricing. The LT751R tire has been specially developed for use on community buses, which operate on routes...

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