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Yokohama Rubber President Lays Out Plans for Focus on Motorsport Events

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) President Masataka Yamaishi has laid out plans to continue his company’s active focus on motorsport events this year, which marks the beginning of the company’s new medium-term management plan, “Grand Design 2020.” Yamaishi revealed his plans as part of an April 22 press conference at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, where the first...

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Yokohama Rubber Subsidiary Targets Improved Supply of Non-Tire Products

Yokohama Industrial Products Japan Co. Ltd., a sales subsidiary for the non-tire operations of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), is striving to further improve its contributions to its parent company, which last year welcomed its 100th anniversary. Hiroyuki Hosoda, president of Yokohama Industrial Products Japan, has said that he is satisfied with his company’s numerical results for 2017. But with...

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Yokohama Tire Renews Sponsorship Contract With Los Angeles Angels

Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC), a U.S. subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), has renewed its contractual partnership with Major League Baseball team the Los Angeles Angels for 2018–2020. Based on the agreement, the Yokohama logo will be displayed at the team’s home ballpark, Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The move comes as a bid to increase Yokohama Rubber’s brand awareness...

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Yokohama Rubber Targets Sales Growth for Highly Abrasion-Resistant Conveyor Belts

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is working to expand sales of Tuftex α, a material that excels when used to make conveyor belts for reclaimers, which move bulk amounts of resources like iron ore and coal from stockpiles. Tuftex α conveyor belts feature the world’s highest level of abrasion resistance, which has earned them a strong reputation at reclaimer job...

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Yokohama Rubber Adds New Size to Advan A053 Dirt Trial Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has introduced and begun selling a new size of its Advan A053 radial tire for rally and dirt trials. Adding a 205/65R15 94Q size to its existing lineup of 215/60R15 94Q, 195/65R15 91Q and 185/65R15 88Q variants, the tire now comes in four sizes. The lineup uses different tread patterns for left and right wheels,...

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Rubber Unions Increase Demands on Tire Manufacturers

Member unions of the Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRC) have submitted their wage demands at the group’s annual spring labor offensive, directing most of their efforts toward large rubber companies. Looking specifically at the per-company wage demands for 35-year-old workers in the tire industry, unions are demanding a 5,600 yen ($52.70) increase from Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), a 5,500 yen...

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