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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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Yokohama Rubber Pushes Sales of High-Pressure Hydrogen Hoses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is stepping up efforts to expand sales of its ibar series of resin hoses for high-pressure hydrogen dispensing. The ibar series was co-developed with Iwatani Industrial Gases Corp. to allow hydrogen dispensing for fuel cell vehicles, which are expected to rise in popularity moving forward. With a hybrid structure combining fiber and steel wires, products...

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Yokohama Rubber Readies Launch of New 710R All-Season Truck and Bus Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is set to launch its new 710R all-season truck and bus tire in Japan this March. Company president Masataka Yamaishi has described the new tire as being the first large-sized truck and bus tire to be domestically launched by Yokohama Rubber in the last 10 years. Offering dramatic improvements to wear resistance and uneven wear...

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Yokohama Rubber Emphasizes Truck and Bus Tire Sales Growth in Latest Management Plan

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is targeting sales of 700 billion yen ($6.56 billion), an operating profit of 70 billion yen and a return on equity of 10 percent under international financial reporting standards (IFRS) for its new medium-term management plan. Named “Grand Design 2020,” the plan is set to run through to 2020. Company president Masataka Yamaishi said that...

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