Yokohama H1 earnings drop on flat sales

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Tokyo — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s operating and net income fell during the six months ended 30 June due to increased manufacturing and logistics costs and the negative effects of lower unit sales volume.

Sales revenue grew 0.5% during the period as higher revenue in the firm’s industrial rubber products and ATG off-road tire unit offset lower revenue in the tire business unit, Yokohama reported 8 Aug.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Yokohama Tire Goes ‘Off the Road’ With New National Rebate Offer

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Yokohama Tire wants enthusiasts to hit the road – or even take their next adventure off road. To help, Yokohama is running a special “off the road” national rebate promotion. From now through Aug. 31, consumers can earn up to $100 in the form of a Yokohama Visa Prepaid card after purchasing a set of four or five select Yokohama tires. The offer includes three of Yokohama’s hottest off-road treads: the GEOLANDAR X-AT, GEOLANDAR X-MT and GEOLANDAR M/T G003.

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Yokohama’s Russian tire plant wins Nissan supplier award

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Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co’s Russian subsidiary LLC Yokohama RPZ has been awarded Nissan’s best supplier award for 2019, the company announced 24 July.

Yokohama RPZ was selected as the best supplier in the chassis category in recognition of the quality of its tires and supply system, the Japanese tire & rubber company reported.

The Yokohama Russian subsidiary is located in Lipetsk special economic zone, to the south of Moscow, and has been producing tires since 2011.

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Yokohama Tire Returns To The ‘Race To Clouds’ As Sponsor And Exclusive Tire Provider For The Porsche Pikes Peak Division

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For the second consecutive year, Yokohama Tire and Porsche Motorsport North America are teaming up for another run in the “Race to the Clouds.” Yokohama is the sponsor and exclusive tire supplier for the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama at the famous Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Organization, on June 30 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Q&A: Yokohama’s products to seize on Cuv, Uhp popularity

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Andrew Briggs, Yokohama Tire Corp.’s vice president of marketing and product management, discusses trends in the UHP and CUV/SUV tire market and how Yokohama is addressing those trends with new products.

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Yokohama Tire Named Official Tire Of Iconic Crandon International Raceway

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Yokohama Tire continues to add to its off-road racing legacy. The tiremaker announced it has partnered with Crandon International Raceway, making Yokohama the “Official Tire” of the legendary off-road facility.

“Yokohama is proud to have finalized our exciting new partnership with iconic Crandon International Raceway,” said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama senior director of consumer product planning and product marketing.

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Yokohama targeting pickup/SUV and CUV markets with Geolandar X-AT, X-CV

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HENDERSON, Nev. — Yokohama Tire Corp. is making a serious pitch for the pickup truck/Jeep/SUV and CUV crowds with a pair of new tires in the Geolandar product line, the X-AT extreme all-terrain and X-CV crossover/luxury SUV tire.

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Yokohama profits halved, tire unit reports major declines

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Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co. (YRC) has reported a 50.1% year-on-year decline in first quarter business profit at Yen5.8 billion (€47 million) on 0.2% higher sales of Yen149.5 billion.

In the tires segment, sales revenue for the first three months of the year fell 3.9% to Yen100 billion, due in part to a decline in sales volumes, Yokohama reported 14 May.

Segment profit dropped 81.6% to Yen1.4 billion, due to lower volumes and an increase in production costs associated with reduced production.

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Yokohama revises expectations at US tire plant

Tokyo — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has scaled back production expectations for its US truck tire factory in West Point, Mississippi, due to a combination of facility- and personnel-related issues.

The $300 million (€270 million) plant, which opened in 2015 with a nameplate capacity of 1 million medium truck tires a year, was on track to produce only about half of that in 2018, Yokohama said in a stock exchange filing in late 2018.

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Yokohama Tire Receives Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar for 7th Straight Year

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

Read the source article at Tire Review