Tag: Yokohama Rubber

Yokohama OE on Toyota RAV4

Yokohama OE on Toyota RAV4

23rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Avid GT has been selected as an original equipment tyre for the latest Toyota RAV4. The crossover, which was first launched in North America in 2018 prior to its release in Europe and other global markets this year. The fifth generation RAV4 will wear the Yokohama tyre in size 235/55R19 101V.

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Another Caterpillar platinum award for Yokohama

Another Caterpillar platinum award for Yokohama

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Tire Corporation has been awarded Caterpillar’s premier supplier award for the seventh year in a row. The award – Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) – went to Yokohama’s factory in Onomichi, Japan. The plant produces òriginal equipment and replacement off-the-road (OTR) tyres for a wide range of equipment.

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Yokohama supporting Chelsea FC pre-season match

Yokohama supporting Chelsea FC pre-season match

20th March 2019 | 0 Comments

This year, Chelsea FC will play a pre-season match in Japan, an event sponsor Yokohama Rubber has previously requested. The tyre maker has now announced its support of the fixture, which is scheduled for 19 July – it intends to “work closely with Chelsea” while the team is in Japan to “bring Japanese fans closer to the ‘Blues’ ahead of the 2019/20 season.”

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Yokohama introducing classic tyre line

Yokohama introducing classic tyre line

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

A new replacement tyre option exists for owners of classic cars, particularly Japanese models from the 1960s and 70s. The Yokohama G.T. Special Classic is being launched this summer in European markets in three sizes – 165/80R15 87H, 175/80R14 88S and 165/80R14 85S.

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Yokohama tweaks latest Advan Neova for European customers

Yokohama tweaks latest Advan Neova for European customers

6th March 2019 | 0 Comments

A new member of the Yokohama Advan range is coming our way. Starting in spring, Yokohama Rubber will offer the Advan Neova AD08RS in European markets. This street sports tyre will eventually be sold in 31 sizes, ranging from 185/55R15 82V to 255/30R19 91W.

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European launch for Yokohama Geolandar X-MT

European launch for Yokohama Geolandar X-MT

6th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Geolandar X-MT, a chunky-treaded tyre already seeing action on SUVs and pick-ups in North America, is poised for release in Europe. Starting spring 2019, the Geolandar X-MT will be available here in six sizes.

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Senior management changes at Yokohama Rubber

Senior management changes at Yokohama Rubber

19th February 2019 | 0 Comments

The board of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has announced several changes to the company’s senior management, including the promotion of Gota Matsuo to chief financial officer. These changes are expected to take effect on 28 March. The tyre and rubber products manufacturer also shares that former chief executive officer Tadanobu Nagumo will retire as chairman and member of the board at this time; he will continue to work with Yokohama Rubber in the capacity of senior advisor. Nagumo’s successor as chairman has yet to be announced.

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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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