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Yokohama Rubber to Launch New Tire for SUVs, Pickup Trucks

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will launch new sports utility and pickup truck tire Geolandar M/T G003 in August. The product will be offered in nine sizes ranging from 15–20 inches with additional options to be released after September. Through improved endurance and wear-resistance, the new tire has long-life off-road performance on various road surfaces, including mud, rock, dirt and...

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Yokohama Rubber Bolsters Global High-Pressure Hose Business

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) said that two of its high-pressure hoses sold outside of Japan are now certified for use in ships and port facilities, marking a first step toward expanding the markets for these products. The SAE100R1S and the SAE100R2S have received certification by DNV GL AS, a maritime classification and certification society based in Norway and Germany....

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Yokohama Rubber Plant in Philippines Resumes Partial Operation After Fire Damage

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced that Yokohama Tire Philippines (YTPI) partially resumed tire production after it had been halted due to a fire that occurred on May 14. Production began on May 20 outside of the affected area. The building occupies 205,000 square meters of a site totaling 452,000 square meters. The fire affected the northeast area of...

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Yokohama Rubber to Sell Revamped Flat Tire Repair Kit

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced that the Airlock One, a new version of the company’s Airlock emergency flat tire repair kit, will launch on June 1. While the Airlock One’s predecessor was offered as a two-piece type, which required a connection between the emergency repair liquid bottle and a compressor to fill tires with repair liquid and air,...

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Yokohama Rubber Donates Tires to Japan Car Sharing Association

As part of its support for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Kumamoto Earthquake, Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has donated a total of 84 passenger vehicle tires to the Japan Car Sharing Association, 72 to Ishinomaki and 12 to Kumamoto. The association provides vehicles to earthquake victims and associated support groups. Yokohama Rubber has endorsed the...

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Yokohama Rubber Aims for Global Expansion With New Motorsports Department

The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced that it will dissolve its specialist motorsports subsidiary Yokohama Motorsports International Co. Ltd. (YMI) on June 30 and establish an internal motorsports department on May 1. YMI was established in April 2013 to promote and supervise the company’s motorsports activities, including the development and supply of tires for motor racing competitions. Since...

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