Yokohama makes senior management changes

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Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has announced senior management changes effective as of 1 Oct.

Takashi Shirokawa has been given an additional role as head of the company’s Tire Materials Development department no.1.

This in addition to Shirokawa’s current roles as head of the Tire Materials Development division, head of R&D Center and head of R&D department.

Also, Osamu Mikami has gained an extra role as head of the company’s Hamatite and Electronic Materials division.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Yokohama Partnering with Tribology Laboratory to Study Friction in Icy Conditions

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Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., is working with the Tribology Laboratory headed by Associate Professor Iwai of the College of Science and Engineering at Kanazawa University, to develop technology to visualize rubber’s frictional state of contact on an icy surface. The new evaluation technology will enable the discovery of new compounding agents with excellent water absorbency and facilitate more precise development of tread patterns that deliver higher drainage performance.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Yokohama Adds ‘Official Tire For The Nitro Rallycross’ To Its List Of Titles

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Yokohama’s ADVAN A054 has been named the is the official tire for Nitro Rallycross (NRX), a new adrenaline-fueled event at the third annual Nitro World Games, taking place Sept. 22-23 at Utah Motorsports Campus near Salt Lake City.

NRX utilizes an all-new track layout that will feature some of the world’s best drivers battling for the top spot on a challenging, purpose-built track.

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United Steelworkers in Virginia approve contract with Yokohama

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Salem, Virginia – Members of the United Steelworkers Local 1023 in Salem have ratified a four-year labour deal with Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia LLC.

The final tally was not released, but Local 1023 said on its Facebook page that the deal runs through 14 Sept 2022, and that the vote passed by a “majority.”

A Yokohama spokesman confirmed that the agreement covers about 600 bargaining unit employees. The Salem plant employs 760.

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Yokohama Tire Partners With Spartan To Power New Tire Promotion

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The race is on: consumers who buy four new Yokohama tires from now through Sept. 30 will get a free entry into a 2018 or 2019 Spartan race, valued up to $190. Spartan is world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand.

“Talk about a ‘strong’ promotion,” said Alan Holtschneider, Yokohama’s director of marketing. “Not only do consumers get a free entry to compete in a super-tough Spartan Sprint, Super or Beast race in the 2018 or 2019 season, they also get a great set of tires.”

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Yokohama offers Rallio social media tool for dealers

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. is offering tire dealers a free app for the Rallio social media dashboard, which is designed to help them publish and personalize Yokohama-created social media content on all their communication channels.

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Yokohama Tires Returns to Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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Adding to Yokohama Tire’s sports marketing spots, the tiremaker returned to the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the inaugural running of the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Pikes Peak Hill Climb Trophy by Yokohama. The company also took home a victory in the Time Attack 1 class.

Travis Pastrana took the win in the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport class on Yokohama’s Advan A052 street tires, while David Donohue captured the win in Time Attack 1 on Advan A005 racing slicks.

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Sales, Earnings Up at Yokohama in Q1 2018

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The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today its business and financial results for the first quarter (January to March) of fiscal 2018. Profit attributable to owners of parent increased 18.0% over the same period of the previous year, to 9.3 billion yen.

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Yokohama Tire picked as original equipment for new BMW M5

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Yokohama Tire announced that it is now supplying its global flagship “Advan Sport V105” tires for use as original equipment of BMW’s new M5.

The new BMW M5, which debuted in March 2018 released in markets around the world, will come equipped with tires 275/40ZR19 (105Y) for front and 285/40ZR19 (107Y) for rear.

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Global Cloud PBX Market Research Report- Forecast to 2023

NEW YORK, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Market Synopsis of Tubeless Tire Market: Globally, the market for Tubeless Tire is growing at a CAGR of 7.15% during the forecast period (2017-2023). The tubeless tire also known as inflated tires, does not require any inner tube inside the tire….

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