An easy-to-understand introduction to Yokohama Rubber for individual investors.
Technological strengths have generated long list of achievements
Technical excellence recognized by the world’s makers of premium cars
The technical excellence of our tires is demonstrated by their use as original equipment for premium cars manufactured by the world’s leading automobile makers, starting of course with Japanese makers but also including Porsche, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, and others.
Supporter of world’s top motor sports events
YOKOHAMA tires are the control tires for many of the world’s leading race series, including the Japanese SUPER FORMULA Championship, Asia’s ultimate Formula racing series. We also support many teams participating in SUPER GT races.
Strong track record in marine products and hydraulic hoses
The outstanding quality and high performance of Yokohama Rubber’s pneumatic fenders contributed to the establishment of the international ISO standard for these products. In addition, we have developed hydraulic hoses for automobiles and construction machinery that meet strict standards in the US and Europe.
One of world’s few makers of highly specialized commercial tires
Commercial tires used on trucks and buses as well as on industrial and construction machinery are based on particularly advanced technologies and therefore are manufactured by only a few tire makers. In 2016, Yokohama Rubber strengthened and expanded its position in this demanding market by acquiring the Alliance Tire Group (ATG) and thereby entering the market for tires used in agricultural and forestry machinery. In 2017, we expanded our lineup of industrial machinery tires and further strengthened our position in the commercial tire market with the acquisition of Aichi Tire Industry.
Production lines that can manufacture many products in small lots
Yokohama Rubber is one of the world’s few integrated tire manufacturers capable of producing a wide range of tire products, including summer, all-season, and winter tires for passenger cars, trucks and buses, construction machinery. We also develop and manufacture tires for agricultural machinery and motor sports. Our production plants are able to start production quickly and employ a proprietary small-scale production method that enables them to flexibly expand their production capacity. We were the first Japanese tire manufacturer to establish production sites in Russia and Vietnam.
R&D system provides timely creation of new products that meet market needs
We have established regional R&D centers that are able to grasp local market needs and quickly develop products that meet local needs. Today, we have tire R&D centers in Japan, Thailand, China and the United States and four comprehensive tire test courses in Japan (2), Thailand, and Sweden.
Extensive global network
Yokohama Rubber’s global business expansion is supported by an extensive network of manufacturing plants and sales offices in all major markets around the world. We now have 34 combined principal manufacturing/sales bases (tire: 21, MB: 12, natural rubber processing: 1) and over 30 principal sales offices.
■Tire and ATG Production and Sales
●Tire and ATG Sales and Marketing Support
■MB Production and Sales
●MB Sales and Marketing Support
■Natural Rubber Processing