Tag: Yokohama

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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Yokohama tyres OE on China-made BMW X3

Yokohama tyres OE on China-made BMW X3

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Advan Sport V105 tyres made at Yokohama Rubber’s factory in Suzhou, China will be supplied as original equipment for BMW X3 models manufactured in China. The Suzhou plant began shipping size 245/50R19 105W OE tyres bearing the BMW ‘star’ mark on the sidewall in May.

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Daniel Lloyd crowned inaugural TCR UK champion

Daniel Lloyd crowned inaugural TCR UK champion

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The inaugural TCR UK Championship, backed by tyre supplier Yokohama, has been won by WestCoast Racing’s Daniel Lloyd following a thrilling climax in challenging weather conditions at Donington Park.

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Yokohama supported TCR UK series goes down to the wire at Donington

Yokohama supported TCR UK series goes down to the wire at Donington

9th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2018 TCR UK season, supported by tyre supplier Yokohama, is to go down to the wire at its Donington Park finale this coming weekend. Pyro Motorsport’s Ollie Taylor reignited his championship challenge behind the wheel of his Honda Civic in Yokohama-supported TCR UK series at Croft circuit, leaving the series finely poised.

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Yokohama 4×4 tyre range ready to take on ‘every adventure’

8th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama’s extensive offering of 4x4 tyres caters for a broad range of manufacturers and applications, from SUVs to crossover SUVs and minivans, CUVs and sports cars, already boasting a host of OE fitments.

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Yokohama opens USA tyre R&D centre

Yokohama opens USA tyre R&D centre

2nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

An opening ceremony has been held for Yokohama Tire Corporation’s new tyre research and development facility in the USA. Local officials joined Yokohama executives for the ribbon-cutting festivities at the 25,000 square foot (2,323 square metre) Yokohama Development Center America (YDCA) in Cornelius, North Carolina. The facility replaces the temporary research and development office that Yokohama has utilised since 2016.

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Yokohama-shod Hyundai heads to Wales Rally GB

Yokohama-shod Hyundai heads to Wales Rally GB

27th September 2018 | 0 Comments

After a successful season that has surpassed all expectations, Scottish rally team JJ Rally will head to the forests of Wales next week to compete in Wales Rally GB National Rally on Yokohama’s A053. Competing in a Hyundai i20 R5 piloted by John Wink and co-driver John Forrest, the pair will be using their debut experience of the event last year alongside their extended testing programme in 2018, which has seen them secure an impressive third place overall in the MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

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Kumho Tire to aid Pakistani firm’s entry into tyre manufacture

Kumho Tire to aid Pakistani firm’s entry into tyre manufacture

27th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Under a technology transfer agreement signed with Pakistan-based battery manufacturer Century Engineering Industries, South Korean tyre maker Kumho Tire will provide technological and manufacturing know-how as Century establishes its own tyre production plant. The agreement signed in Seoul today covers the ten-year period to September 2028; Century Engineering will initially pay Kumho Tire US$5 million and 2.5 per cent of turnover for the assistance provided, with the contract scheduled for review after five years.

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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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Yokohama sacks 29 Mississippi tyre factory workers

3rd September 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber’s Mississippi tyre factory has fired 29 employees for not meeting job requirements.  Local media has reported that employees at the plant in West Point were fired for using fake worker certifications. The workers obtained fraudulent certification documents from a job-training program that companies use to determine the aptitude of potential hires.

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Yokohama offers US dealers Rallio social media tool

28th August 2018 | 0 Comments

In the USA Yokohama Tire is offering tyre dealers access to Rallio, a social media tool that is designed to help with “easy publishing and personalizing of Yokohama-created social media content for their communication channels”.

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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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Yokohama debuts in the Silverstone Classic highlights programme

Yokohama debuts in the Silverstone Classic highlights programme

15th August 2018 | 0 Comments

A special highlights programme from this year’s Silverstone Classic Festival, which took place on 20-22 July, will be shown at 8pm this evening on ITV4. Viewers will be able to enjoy a summary of the key events of the three-day classic motoring festival, where premium tyre manufacturer, Yokohama, made its debut as the Official Tyre Partner this year.

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