Two more Yokohama plants obtain ISO 14001 certification
Certification according to ISO 14001 has been granted to two Yokohama Rubber group companies; Suzhou Yokohama Tire Co., Ltd., a tyre production and sales company in China; and Yokohama Tyre Vietnam Inc., a tyre production and sales company in Vietnam. This certification is in line with Yokohama Rubber’s ‘Grand Design 100’ medium-term management plan: With ISO 14001 at the heart of business operations, domestic and overseas group companies endeavour to maintain uniform-quality, high-level environmental management, and all production sites have been working to acquire ISO 14001 certification,” the company reported in a statement. At present a total of 15 production bases – ten factories and five Yokohama Rubber Group companies – have achieved ISO 14001 status in Japan, while the two abovementioned companies bring the total number of Yokohama production sites to reach this level to 13.
Since it commenced business operations in August 2008, Suzhou Yokohama Tire has produced and sold steel radial tyres for trucks and buses for the Chinese market. As of December 2010 the operation had 422 employees. Yokohama Tyre Vietnam was inaugurated in January 2008 and produces cross-ply tyres for motorcycles and light trucks for the Vietnamese market, and tyres for industrial vehicles and emergency tyres for the Japanese market. The operation employed 281 people as of December 2010.