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Yokohama Rubber Launches New Conveyor Belt Cover Compound for Reclaimers

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has launched Tuftex α, a new conveyor belt cover compound designed for use on demanding applications such as high-capacity reclaimers handling iron ore and coal at port stock yard facilities. The new cover compound features the company’s advanced rubber compounding technology, achieving high levels of abrasion resistance and providing longer service life. Reclaimers transport large...

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Yokohama Rubber to Launch New ‘Fun Handling’ Advan Tire in Japan

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) plans to launch Japan domestic market sales in August of Advan Fleva V701, a new product with the global flagship Advan brand. All 24 available sizes will be sold, with plans for future expansion into further size ranges. The new tires inherit the profile of the Advan Sport V105 global flagship product, developed as a...

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Yokohama Rubber Nagano Plant Receives Commendation at Health and Safety Awards

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) announced on July 11 that the general manager of its Nagano Plant, Hiroshi Minagawa, had received the 2016 Nagano Labour Bureau Director’s Health and Safety Honorable Mention Award from the Nagano Labour Bureau at the Nagano Prefecture Industrial Health and Safety Awards. As well as receiving recognition for Japan Industrial Safety & Health Association-approved occupational...

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Yokohama’s Geolandar Tires Selected for New Mazda CX-4 in China

Mazda Motor Corp. (TYO:7261) has selected Geolandar G91 tires by Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) as original equipment on the company’s new crossover SUV, Mazda CX-4. The cars will be sold in China from June 21, 2016, and will be equipped with 225/55R19 99V size tires. The Geolandar G91 is based on Yokohama Rubber’s Geolandar series for SUVs, featuring the...

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Bridgestone and Others Brace for Post-Brexit Changes

With Britain’s referendum vote to depart from the EU, a number of Japan’s tire manufacturers have now been left to speculate as to what the exact fallout will be. Of Japan’s four tire manufacturers, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) and Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) have sales locations in Britain. Asked what the aftereffects of Brexit will...

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Yokohama Rubber Completes Acquisition of Alliance Tire Group

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has completed its acquisition of Alliance Tire Group B.V. (ATG) effective July 1.  ATG will be included in company’s consolidated accounts from the third quarter of FY 2016 (October – December). ATG is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its main business is the manufacture and sale of tires for agricultural, forestry, industrial, and construction machinery....

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