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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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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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Zhongce Rubber enters global top ten tyre manufacturers

Zhongce Rubber enters global top ten tyre manufacturers

8th August 2018 | 0 Comments

China’s largest tyre manufacturer, Zhongce Rubber, has entered the global top ten, research published today by Tyrepress shows. Best known in Europe for its Westlake brand, the company has pushed up in the rankings past Giti Tire – manufacturer of GT Radial – which did not supply 2017 figures before the deadline, Toyo Tires, and Cooper Tire & Rubber, which fell three places. Competition in the lower quarter of the top ten places is fierce, with turnovers for tyres between 2.4 billion euros (Cooper in 13th) and 3.2 billion euros (Maxxis in ninth).

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Yokohama debutants succeed at Oulton Park, Silverstone

Yokohama debutants succeed at Oulton Park, Silverstone

6th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Reigning British Touring Car Champion, Ash Sutton, made his debut in the TCR UK Series this weekend at Oulton Park, taking victory in both races and heaping praise on his Yokohama tyres in the process.

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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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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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UK distributor to celebrate 30th anniversary at Yokohama-backed Silverstone Classic

UK distributor to celebrate 30th anniversary at Yokohama-backed Silverstone Classic

19th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama will present a host of high-octane entertainment in its debut as the official tyre partner of the Silverstone Classic this weekend. The event will also mark the celebration of Yokohama’s UK distributor, Yokohama HPT’s, 30th anniversary in the UK.

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Yokohama and TCR UK head to Castle Combe

Yokohama and TCR UK head to Castle Combe

11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

TCR UK will make its debut at Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire on 14-15 July as it enters rounds seven and eight. The race weekend marks the halfway point in the first ever Yokohama-backed series.

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