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Yokohama Rubber Launches Limited Web Sales of New Cutting-Edge Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) began limited domestic sales of its new BluEarth-air EF21 tire on Dec. 5. With sales via Yokohama’s website limited to 100 units, the tire is being sold as a special model equipped with leading technology. The new product has adopted Yokohama Rubber’s advanced lightweight design technology in a bid to contribute to overall vehicle weight...

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Yokohama Rubber UK Distributor Recognized for Raising Safety Awareness

Yokohama HPT Ltd. (YHPT), a U.K. tire distributor for Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), has received commendations from two U.K.-based organizations this year for raising awareness about tire safety. In July, non-profit organization and tire safety association TyreSafe named YHPT its Tyre Manufacturer of the Year at the TyreSafe Awards 2017. This is the second year in a row that...

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Yokohama Rubber Starts Shipping Tires for Toyota’s Next-Generation Taxi

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has begun shipping its Taxi Touring 898 as an original equipment tire for Toyota Motor Corp.’s (TYO:7203) next-generation taxi vehicle JPN Taxi, launched on Oct. 23. The Taxi Touring 898 was released in April as a taxi tire for the domestic retail market. The product utilizes Yokohama Rubber’s Mound Profile, which features a new tread...

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Strong Sales of New Vehicle Tires Lift Yokohama Rubber’s Revenue, Profit

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has released its business results for the combined first three quarters (January–September) of the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2017, showing strong performance. For this period, the company reported 466.79 billion yen ($4.12 billion) in net sales, up 13.8 percent year-on-year, and 26.38 billion yen in operating profit, up 39.7 percent. Meanwhile, ordinary profit was...

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Yokohama Rubber Chairman Speaks at Company’s 100th Anniversary Ceremony

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) held a special ceremony on Oct. 13 to commemorate and express its gratitude for 100 years in business. A total of 660 people, including business partners and customers, attended the ceremony and congratulated Yokohama Rubber on the achievement. Speaking at the event, Yokohama Rubber Chairman Tadanobu Nagumo looked back on the handful of visionaries that...

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Yokohama Rubber to Supply Advan Racing Tires at 64th Macau Grand Prix

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will provide Advan racing tires for vehicles competing in China’s 64th Macau Grand Prix, a four-day event running from Nov. 16–19. Yokohama Rubber supplied tires for the race for 33 straight years until 2015. After a one-year hiatus, this will be the Japanese tire manufacturer’s 34th year of providing racers with their tires in Macau....

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