Yokohama to Supply Racing Tires for FIA World Touring Car Cup

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The Yokohama Rubber Co., announced that its Advan racing tires were adopted as the control tire for WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup races, which will run through 2019.

Under the two-year contract, Yokohama will supply Advan A005 as the dry-surface tire and Advan A006 as the wet-surface tire for the races. The size of both tires supplied will be 250/660R18.

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Alliance Tire Americas Gets John Deere’s Highest Supplier Rating

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Alliance Tire Americas has been recognized for having the highest supplier rating from John Deere & Company.

The tiremaker, owned by the Yokohama Rubber Co., was named the company’s partner-level supplier for 2017 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. Alliance Tire Americas is a supplier of farm, OTR and industrial tires to John Deere’s operations in several locations.

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Yokohama picked as Original Equipment tire for new BMW X3

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Yokohama announced today that is supplying its global flagship “Advan Sport V105” tires to BMW Group for use as original equipment on the automaker’s new X3 model. The new BMW X3, which debuted in November 2017 in North America and will be released gradually in markets around the world, will come equipped with tires in one of two sizes—225/60R18 104W or 245/50R19 105W, the latter of which features Yokohama Rubber’s run-flat technology.

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Yokohama to double car tire capacity at Indian plant

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HARYANA, India — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is planning to double annual capacity for passenger tires at its Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd. subsidiary over the coming 18 to 20 months with a $60 million investment.

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Yokohama expands winter testing site in Japan

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HOKKAIDO, Japan — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (YRC) has added an indoor ice-traction testing facility at its Hokkaido Tire Test Centre.

The site is intended to improve ice-traction testing, YRC said, since surfaces inside the facility are not influenced by external factors such as weather and temperature.

The Hokkaido test center, in Asahikawa City on Japan’s Hokkaido island, was opened in late 2015 to meet the increasing demand for tire evaluations.

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Yokohama marks 40th anniversary of Advan performance line

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TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. will mark the 40th anniversary this year of its flagship “Advan” performance and racing tire line with a special logo.

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Zeon supplies rubber for Yokohama winter tire

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Tokyo – Nippon Zeon Co. has supplied solution polymerised rubber to Yokohama Rubber Co. (YRC) for its latest studless tire “iceGUARD 6″, Zeon announced 25 Jan.

The company said the solution rubber had high reactivity with silica, allowing for increased loadings and uniform dispersion.

Compounds based on the polymer would yield tires with improved rolling resistance and wet-grip properties, added Zeon.

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Yokohama sponsoring Ssanyong Motorsport in Dakar Rally

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The Dakar Rally begins in Peru on Saturday, and Yokohama Tire shares that it is sponsoring Ssanyong Motorsport’s entry in this year’s event. It will supply the SsangYong Motorsport Tivoli DKR vehicle with Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 mud-terrain tyres.

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Yokohama Adds New, Long-haul Drive Tire

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Yokohama Tire has launched the TY577 MC2, a new, fuel-efficient long-haul drive tire. The SmartWay-verified tire is now available in the U.S. and comes in sizes 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5, and is also offered in 16-ply construction.

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Yokohama Rubber Reports Gains in Sales and Earnings in First Three Quarters of 2017

Company achieves increase of 39.7% in operating income while posting highest-ever net sales for first three quarters

Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today its business and financial results for the first three quarters of 2017 (January to September). Profit attributable to owners of parent increased 96.4% over the same period of the previous year, to 16.7 billion yen, on a 39.7% increase in operating income, to 26.4 billion yen, and a 13.8% increase in net sales, to 466.8 billion yen. The figure for net sales was Yokohama’s highest ever for the first three quarters. 

The strong fiscal performance reflected robust results in Yokohama’s Tires segment. Operating income in that segment rose 14.8%, to 19.0 billion yen, on a 7.3% increase in sales, to 333.1 billion yen. Yokohama achieved the gain in operating profitability despite the adverse effect of upward movement in prices for raw materials. 

In the original equipment market for tires, Yokohama’s sales increased solidly overseas, led by

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