Tag: Yokohama Rubber

Yokohama Rubber – Q3 2018 profit affected by asset impairment charge

9th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. reports a 1.2 per cent year-on-year increase in sales revenue in the nine months to 30 September 2018, however profit indicators were lower than in the first three quarters of last year. The tyre and rubber products manufacturer has also revised its full-year fiscal projection in light of operations at its US tyre plant.

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Yokohama tyres for 65th Macau Grand Prix

Yokohama tyres for 65th Macau Grand Prix

2nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber is to supply Yokohama Advan racing tyres to the 65th Macau Grand Prix, which takes place in the administrative region between 15 and 18 November. This is the 35th occasion that Yokohama has served as tyre supplier – it supplied tyres to this event for 33 consecutive years until 2015 and, after Pirelli’s tyre supply in 2016, resumed support last year. Yokohama Advan tyres will be the control tyre for the event’s main race, the FIA F3 World Cup, and for the concurrently held FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) race. In addition, they will be the tyre of choice for cars competing in the event’s other races.

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Sustainable natural rubber: Yokohama Rubber adopts procurement policy

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber has introduced a procurement policy for sustainable natural rubber based upon the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i) launched by the International Rubber Study Group as well as the main proposals made by the Tire Industry Project (TIP) at the World Rubber Summit 2018 in May. With its policy, the tyre and rubber products manufacturer addresses concerns such as unlawful deforestation, land exploitation, human rights violations, and adverse effects on biodiversity. Not only will Yokohama Rubber adhere to the procurement policy, it will also promote it through its supply chain.

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Yokohama Rubber applying frictional behaviour knowledge to cold-weather tyre development

Yokohama Rubber applying frictional behaviour knowledge to cold-weather tyre development

26th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Pinpointing precisely where a winter tyre comes into contact with an icy road surface is surprisingly difficult. Yokohama Rubber partnered with Kanazawa University in Japan to identify this oft-allusive point of contact, and in a statement reports the development of an “evaluation technology that visualises rubber’s frictional state of contact on an icy surface.” Yokohama Rubber expects this evaluation technology to ultimately result in cold weather tyres with dramatically improved ice performance.

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Yokohama tyres OE for BMW X4

Yokohama tyres OE for BMW X4

18th September 2018 | 0 Comments

It isn’t just Pirelli tyres that have gained original equipment approval for the new BMW X4 – Yokohama Rubber will also supply its Advan Sport V105 to the all-new model. Two sizes of Yokohama Advan tyres are available as a factory fitment on the BMW X4, 225/60R18 104W and the run-flat 245/50R19 105W fitment.

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TÜV SÜD certification for Yokohama all-season tyre

TÜV SÜD certification for Yokohama all-season tyre

24th August 2018 | 0 Comments

A statement published by Yokohama Rubber expresses the tyre maker’s satisfaction in gaining TÜV SÜD certification for its first European all-season tyre. The Yokohama BluEarth-4S AW21 achieved this distinction after being subjected to benchmark tests by the German technical service organisation.

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Sales, profit up at Yokohama Rubber in Q2 2018

Sales, profit up at Yokohama Rubber in Q2 2018

10th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. reports that its sales revenue increased 1.8 per cent in the first half of 2018, to 309.7 billion yen (£2.2 billion). Business profit (sales revenue less the sum of cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses) rose 9.5 per cent year on year to 23.8 billion yen (£166.7 million) and operating profit was up 32.3 per cent to 26.4 billion yen (£184.9 million). The company says these operating profit and sales revenue figures were the highest it ever recorded. Profit attributable to owners of parent increased 19.2 per cent year-on-year, to 17.8 billion yen (£124.7 million).

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Yokohama Rubber ends technology tie-up with Kumho Tire

9th August 2018 | 0 Comments

A new beginning, and also an end: 6 July, the date on which Doublestar Tire’s acquisition of a 45 per cent share in Kumho Tire was officially completed, was also the day a full stop was placed behind more than four years of technological cooperation between Yokohama Rubber and Kumho Tire. In a statement issued today, Yokohama Rubber informs that it terminated these tie-ups according to their terms and condition following the change in Kumho Tire’s controlling shareholder.

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AXCR: Hanawa’s rally team gains Yokohama support

AXCR: Hanawa’s rally team gains Yokohama support

2nd August 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber is supporting the team led by Ikuo Hanawa in Asia’s largest cross-country rally, which begins 12 August. The company’s support for Hanawa’s team in the Asia Cross Country Rally 2018 (AXCR) includes supplying Geolandar M/T G003 tyres.

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Yokohama Rubber reports on joint rubber research

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The results of joint research projects undertaken between Yokohama Rubber and two universities in Thailand since 2013 were announced at The International Polymer Conference of Thailand 2018 (PCT-8) in June. The joint research projects were conducted with researchers at Mahidol University and Prince of Songkla University and focused upon ensuring stable, reliable supplies of natural rubber.

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Isoprene sourced from biomass – Yokohama Rubber announces new technology

Isoprene sourced from biomass – Yokohama Rubber announces new technology

26th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Five years of joint research has led to a breakthrough in the production of synthetic rubber. Yokohama Rubber says it has developed the world’s first technology for efficiently producing isoprene from a biomass, and by doing so reduces dependence on petroleum.

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China: Prison sentence for distributor of fake Yokohama wheels

28th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. has reported the “successful completion” of its latest effort to eliminate counterfeit versions of its aluminium wheels in China. The distributor of these fake products has been sentenced to prison and also fined.

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Yokohama OE on Russian-made Škoda Kodiaq

Yokohama OE on Russian-made Škoda Kodiaq

8th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Starting in April 2018, Yokohama tyres are being fitted as original equipment to Škoda Kodiaq SUVs produced and sold in Russia. The Yokohama BluEarth-A AE-50 is being supplied in two sizes, 235/55R18 100V and 215/65R17 99V.

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Higher sales, earnings at Yokohama Rubber in Q1 2018

Higher sales, earnings at Yokohama Rubber in Q1 2018

17th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. posted an 8.3 per cent increase in business profit (a measure basically equivalent to operating income and calculated as sales revenue less the sum of cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses) to 11.7 billion yen (£78.6 million), and a 27.5 per cent increase in operating profit to 14.1 billion yen (£94.8 million) in the first quarter of 2018. The company’s sales revenue in the three months to 31 March 2018 increased 2.3 per cent to 149.2 billion yen (£1.0 billion), the highest sales total ever reported by Yokohama Rubber.

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Yokohama announces 2018 motorsports programme

Yokohama announces 2018 motorsports programme

4th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. has announced its plans for supporting motorsport events in 2018.

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