Thailand hosts latest Yokohama Forever Forest event
Yokohama Rubber has continued its Forever Forest tree planting programme with a first-phase planting ceremony at its Y.T. Rubber natural rubber processing factory in Thailand’s Surat Thani Province. Some 400 people were present for the occasion on August 6, including Y. T. Rubber president Yoshio Amano, company employees plus local residents and school pupils. Around 1,900 trees of 27 varieties were planted.
Y.T. Rubber, Yokohama Rubber’s own natural-rubber processing facility, was established in September 2008 to provide a stable supply of quality natural rubber, accumulate expertise in precision natural-rubber processing techniques and to improve the ability to control the physical properties and quality of natural rubber. Production commenced in May 2010. As of the end of July 2011 the facility employed 230 people and processed 3,000 tons of rubber per month.