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Yokohama celebrates brand boost as Chelsea wins Europa League

Yokohama celebrates brand boost as Chelsea wins Europa League

31st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama is celebrating the success of Chelsea FC in the UEFA Europa League, for which the tyre manufacturer is shirt sponsor. The club’s emphatic 4-1 win against London rivals Arsenal in Wednesday’s match in Baku, Azerbaijan gave Chelsea its sixth European trophy and its first with Yokohama’s name on its shirt. A global television audience, including free-to-air coverage in the UK, provided Yokohama with increased brand visibility, the company states.

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Yokohama to make debut at CV Show 2019

Yokohama to make debut at CV Show 2019

7th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama has announced that it will to exhibit at the Commercial Vehicle Show for the first time in 2019 (30 April – 2 May, NEC Birmingham). The tyre manufacturer will use the event to showcase its range of van, 4x4 and high performance tyres suited to a wide range of fleet and vehicle applications. Its decision to exhibit reinforces Yokohama’s growing interest in the van tyre market. Its latest fleet fitments include specialist aviation logistics company, Comet Car Hire (CCH) and leading European logistics business, X One Wholesale.

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Yokohama completes hat trick of TyreSafe Awards thanks to Chelsea FC connection

Yokohama completes hat trick of TyreSafe Awards thanks to Chelsea FC connection

19th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama has been presented with its third award from TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, at its annual dinner. In taking TyreSafe’s Highly Commended Award, Yokohama secured its third consecutive win from the charity, having taken the Tyre Manufacturer Award for the previous two years.

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FA Cup honours for Yokohama-sponsored Chelsea FC

FA Cup honours for Yokohama-sponsored Chelsea FC

21st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama-sponsored Chelsea FC enjoyed a winning conclusion to the 2017-18 football season by taking a 1-0 victory in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley. Marking the climax of the English season, the match was played in front of a sell-out crowd at Wembley, and watched by a live UK TV audience which peaked at 8.7 million. With global TV viewership expected to be at least ten times this number, Yokohama will benefit from a jump in brand exposure from its shirt partnership with the winners.

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Yokohama becomes Official Tyre Partner to Silverstone Classic

Yokohama becomes Official Tyre Partner to Silverstone Classic

2nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama has become the Official Tyre Partner for the Silverstone Classic festival for the first time in its 100-year history in an association the tyre manufacturer says reflects its rich motorsport heritage. In its new role, Yokohama becomes the title sponsor for several highlights, including the Yokohama Trophy for FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars and the Yokohama Silverstone Classic Supercar Track Parade and Paddock Display. The company will present the Yokohama Silverstone Classic Club Car of the Show Award.

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Yokohama shortlisted for prestigious sponsorship award

Yokohama shortlisted for prestigious sponsorship award

23rd February 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama has been shortlisted in the prestigious UK Sponsorship Awards for its work in promoting tyre safety with Chelsea FC and TyreSafe. Nominated in the Football Sponsorship (Domestic) category, Yokohama will be competing against the likes of DHL, Hays and Cadbury, in recognition of its work at Stamford Bridge in promoting tyre safety to travelling football fans.

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Yokohama unveil products, display Premier League trophy at Autosport International

Yokohama unveil products, display Premier League trophy at Autosport International

10th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama will display its latest competition tyres, its road tyres recently approved by major new original equipment manufacturers, its driver and championship partnerships for 2018, and the Premier League trophy at the NEC Birmingham’s Autosport International show (11-14 January 2018). The manufacturer extended its invitation to see new products, the Premier League trophy and discuss tyre needs for the season ahead on stand 2750 in Hall 20.

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Chelsea Ladies FC extend Yokohama football brand reach

22nd September 2017 | 0 Comments

Chelsea Ladies FC will kick off the 2017/18 season this weekend in the FA Women’s Super League (WSL), bringing further significant global brand awareness to its official shirt sponsor, Yokohama Tyres.

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Yokohama branding continues on new Nike home and away kits for Chelsea FC

Yokohama branding continues on new Nike home and away kits for Chelsea FC

4th July 2017 | 0 Comments

While Premier League champions Chelsea FC will be wearing Nike Football kits for the first time in the club’s 112-year history, one thing that won’t change for the 2017-18 season is shirt sponsor Yokohama. The tyre manufacturer continues into its third season of the five-year deal, which will see the champions defend their title and mount a challenge in the European Champions’ League, increasing the reach of its global sponsorship.

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Premier League trophy to appear at Automechanika with Yokohama

Premier League trophy to appear at Automechanika with Yokohama

5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Yokohama will host the Premier League trophy on its Automechanika Birmingham stand (stand 20D80, Birmingham NEC) as part of its continuing shirt sponsorship of 2016/17 champions Chelsea FC. Visitors to the show on Tuesday 6 June and Wednesday 7 June will have the opportunity to have their photo taken alongside the official Premier League trophy, which appears courtesy of the tyre manufacturer’s partnership with the club.

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Yokohama-sponsored Chelsea look forward to FA Cup, Far East tour

Yokohama-sponsored Chelsea look forward to FA Cup, Far East tour

24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the team’s 5-1 win in the top versus bottom clash against Sunderland, Chelsea FC lifted the Premier League trophy in front of a packed crowd of 42,000 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea also became the first club to secure 30 top-flight victories in a 38-game season, giving them their fifth Premier League title, the first since Yokohama tyres became their official shirt partner in 2015.

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Yokohama hails Chelsea success as team wins ‘football’s biggest prize’

Yokohama hails Chelsea success as team wins ‘football’s biggest prize’

15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Chelsea’s 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion completed the club’s Premier League championship with two games to spare in shirt sponsor Yokohama’s second season with the club. The Japanese tyre manufacturer has enjoyed the benefits of its association with the winners of what it calls the biggest and most prestigious prizes in world club football, with a “big increase” in “brand recognition,” according to David Seward, managing director, Yokohama HPT Ltd. Yokohama’s sponsorship also helped generate some publicity for road safety charity TyreSafe this year, as Chelsea became a member, and displayed the organisation’s messages at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea title run boosts Yokohama brand

Chelsea title run boosts Yokohama brand

12th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Chelsea could wrap up the Premier League title this evening with a win at West Bromwich Albion, and the club’s excellent season has helped boost shirt sponsor Yokohama’s global brand recognition. The tyre manufacturer states that it is benefitting from record levels of brand exposure thanks to the concentrated attention on the club. Chelsea has also reached the FA Cup final, taking place on Saturday 27 May at Wembley Stadium, giving Antonio Conte’s team even more live television coverage in the UK and around the world.

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Three UK tyre debuts from Yokohama at Automechanika

Three UK tyre debuts from Yokohama at Automechanika

25th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Yokohama will return to Automechanika Birmingham (6-8 June, Birmingham NEC) for the show’s second year in the UK with three products new to the country. The new patterns, launched in Yokohama's centenary year, provide new options for the high performance road, SUV, and track day tyre markets. “We’re delighted to be back at Automechanika this year and we have some very exciting new products to present to the UK market,” comments David Seward, managing director of Yokohama HPT.

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‘Flagship SUV tyre’ Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 makes UK bow

‘Flagship SUV tyre’ Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 makes UK bow

13th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Announced to mark the 20th anniversary of the manufacturer’s 4x4 tyre brand in 2016, the new Yokohama all-terrain Geolandar A/T G015 has made its first appearance in the UK. Available in sizes ranging from 15–20 inches, the G015 was developed for the latest generation of SUVs, featuring the three peak snowflake mark. Yokohama says it is the flagship tyre in its Geolandar range due a number of technical innovations, which deliver better wear performance, better traction and improved ride comfort.

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