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Yokohama Rubber’s Highway Joints Selected for Tokyo’s Shuto Expressway

YHT-N highway joints built by Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) for use in elevated highways and bridge extensions have recently been fully installed as replacements on the No. 1 Haneda Route of the Shuto Expressway in Tokyo. The model was selected as the replacement in January of this year. Yokohama Rubber’s goal is for the YHT-N to replace highway joints...

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Yokohama Rubber US Subsidiary Wins Two Environmental Awards

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) announced that its U.S. subsidiary has won two awards for outstanding achievements in sustainable manufacturing. Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia LLC (YTMV), headquartered in Salem, Virginia, received the Environmental Excellence Gold Award from the Virginia Water Environment Association. This NPO awards companies that have made significant environmental improvements. YTMV was recognized for its waste reductions, zero...

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Yokohama Rubber to Launch New Sport Tires in Pursuit of Spirited Performance

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will release the Advan Fleva V701, a new product under the company’s global flagship Advan series, in Japan starting in August. The new tire will be sold in 24 sizes, with more to be added in the future. Built upon Advan Sports V105, the Advan Fleva V701 is a sport tire that offers steering stability...

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Fuel-efficient Tire Manufacturers in Japan: Report (Part 2)

Continuing on from “Fuel-Efficient Tire Manufacturers in Japan: Report (Part 1),” we are looking at what individual tire manufacturers are doing. Yokohama Rubber – Bringing Added Value With Increased Safety in Driving A bolstered product lineup in Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5101) fuel-efficient tires, namely with its BluEarth series, brought a more than two-fold increase in 2013 – with 223...

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Yokohama Rubber Aims to Expand Overseas Sales Through Non-tire Business

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is working to expand sales overseas of its Multiple Business (MB) Group, which handles products such as hydraulic hoses, conveyor belts, marine hoses and vehicle fender materials. In September 2014, Yokohama Rubber acquired Parker MHP S.r.l., an Italian marine hose manufacturing subsidiary of Parker Hannifin Corp. of the United States. With a production volume of...

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Amid Limelight on China, Japanese Rubber Industry Quietly Continues Expansion Into Europe

The period since the 1960s has seen a spurt of overseas expansion from Japanese companies involved in the rubber industry. This expansion has followed through from moving into Korea and Southeast Asia, centering on Taiwan, in the 1970s to North America in the 1980s and, since 2000, through into China and the ASEAN region. Recently, momentum has been gaining also...

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