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Yokohama Partners with US Youth Soccer

Yokohama Tire Corp. has entered a multi-year sponsorship deal with US Youth Soccer as the “Official Tire Sponsor of US Youth Soccer.”

ATG Restructures Leadership Following Yokohama Acquisition

Following the acquisition of Alliance Tire Group by Yokohama Rubber Corp. earlier this year, ATG has announced organizational changes that reflect the realignments in effect. Toru Nakamura has been appointed chief technical officer. In this position he will head ATG’s R&D and project management functions, and also drive activities related to procurement, technical, production and

YRC Setting Up R&D Center in N.C.

The Yokohama Rubber Co. is establishing a tire research and development center in North Carolina, located in the greater Charlotte area. Currently YRC conducts research on tires for the North American market in several U.S. states and in Japan, but the company hopes to consolidate these R&D activities with the new center. The consolidation should

Yokohama Completes ATG Acquisition

Yokohama Rubber Co. officially completed its $1.17 billion acquisition of Alliance Tire Group on July 1. Toru Kobayashi, former assistant to YRC president Hikomitsu Noji, has been appointed Alliance Tire Group chairman. The acquisition will help Yokohama expand its commercial tire business and give the tiremaker access to ag and forestry tire manufacturing – two

YRC Changes Corporate Website Domain

The Yokohama Rubber Co. has changed the domain of its corporate website from yrc.co.jp to y-yokohama.com. YRC said it plans to bring all Yokohama Group websites, with a few exceptions, under this new domain. By moving almost all of the Yokohama Rubber Group websites under the y-yokohama.com domain, YRC said it plans to further increase the global recognition of

YRC and Conti Terminate Joint Venture

The Yokohama Rubber Co. and Continental AG have decided to terminate their joint venture company, Yokohama Continental Tire Co. (YCC), effective end of March 2016. YCC was created in 2002 to meet the requirement set by Japanese and Korean carmakers for global procurement, according to a press release. Because Yokohama and Continental have both been

YRC Expanding Production Capacity at Shinshiro Plant

The Yokohama Rubber Co. is investing roughly 3.7 billion yen to increase its production capacity for high-performance tires at its Shinshiro City plant in Japan. YRC plans to produce high-performance tires in size 18-inch diameter and larger, and increase production capacity by 20%. Currently, the Shinshiro Plant and nearby Shinshiro-Minami Plant produce a combined 16.9

YRC Tire, Business Segments Boost 2015 Net Sales

According to its latest 2015 financial report, Yokohama Rubber Co.’s net sales reached a record level in 2015, while operating income declined. This is the fourth consecutive year YRC’s net sales have increased, with a 0.7% increase to 629.9 billion yen. According to the report, sales growth came from gains in Yokohama’s Tires segment and

YRC Opens Winter Tire Test Facility

The Yokohama Rubber Co. has opened a new winter tire testing facility, the Tire Test Center of Hokkaido, in Asahikawa City, Japan. With continued global expansion of business, YRC’s winter tire testing needs have outgrown the company’s existing T*MARY winter tire test course in Takasu Town, the tiremaker said. Located at the site of a

Yokohama’s Salem Plant Becomes Zero Landfill Operation

Yokohama Tire Corp.’s manufacturing facility in Salem, Va., – Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) – has become a zero-waste-to-landfill operation. “All waste generated at YTMV now goes to non-landfill options such as recycling, reuse or energy recovery,” said Neil Dalton, Yokohama Tire Corp.’s director of environmental health and safety. The zero landfill operation is part of an ongoing

Yokohama OE on Mercedes Benz

Yokohama Rubber Co.’s Advan Sport V105 will come as original equipment on the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class model. The Advan Sport V105 delivers stability in the super high-speed range, with further improved performance on wet and dry surfaces and braking, Yokohama said. The GLC-Class model will be shoed with the Advan Sport in 235/60R18 103V and 235/55R19

Yokohama Reaches Highest Sales, Operating Income Results

Yokohama Rubber Co. announced its highest net sales and operating income in the company’s 2015 first half results. Net sales increased 4.4% to 269.3 billion yen and operating income increased 7.3% to 25.3 billion yen; however, net income declined 9.6% to 16.2 billion yen. The company said sales benefited from gains in its tire segment