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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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Major Japanese Tire Firms Plan Price Hikes in Response to Surging Distribution Costs

Japan’s four largest tire manufacturers have now all announced price increases on aftermarket tires for domestic sale. After Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced such a price hike on June 5, Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) came out with its own on June 14, with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) then following suit on June 21 and Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) on...

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Yokohama Rubber Donates to Charity for Children With Serious Illnesses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has made a number of efforts to support “Shine On! Kids” – a charity that benefits Japanese children battling cancer or other serious illnesses, as well as the parents of these children. One of these efforts has seen the company donate a total of 16 passenger car tires to the charity,...

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Yokohama Rubber Receives Supplier Award from Subaru in US

Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC), a U.S. sales subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), recently announced that it has received an Excellent Performance Award from Subaru Corp. (TYO:7270) U.S. subsidiary Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. (SIA). The award was granted to YTC for its supply of the Avid S34P tire, which the company provides as OE for the Subaru Impreza....

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Yokohama Rubber to Raise Domestic Prices on Aftermarket Tires by 3%

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it will be raising prices on its aftermarket tires in the Japanese domestic market. The change will apply to all shipments from Aug. 1 onward. This move comes as factors such as a personnel shortage cause distribution-related costs to surge, with expectations that this trend will continue going forward. The decision marks...

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