[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 105 years of development of Yokohama Rubber, the famous Japanese tire company (1917)


(wcsa.world) The Yokohama Rubber Company Limited is a tire company based in Tokyo, Japan.

Yokohama Rubber manufactures a wide range of tires for passenger cars, trucks and buses, motorcycles, and off-highway vehicles. The company also produces a variety of other rubber products, such as hoses, belts, and conveyor belts.

Yokohama Rubber is known for its high-quality tires, which are used by many automakers as original equipment. The company is also a major player in the aftermarket tire market.

The company is a major player in the global tire market. It has a strong presence in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. YRC is also a major supplier of tires to the automotive industry. Its customers include some of the world's largest automakers, such as Toyota, Nissan, and Honda.


(Wowtimes)Yokohama Rubber’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1917: The company was established in Yokohama as a joint venture between Yokohama Electric Cable Manufacturing Company and BF Goodrich Company.
  • 1920: The company built a factory in Hiranuma, Yokohama. Installed US-made refining equipment and manufacturing equipment. Started manufacturing rubber belts, tires, hoses, etc. At this time, tires of this company are sold in Japan under the "Goodrich" brand
  • 1929: The company built a new Yokohama Factory in Heian-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama.
  • 1937:  The company changed the tire brand to "Yokohama".
  • 1942: Yokohama built a rubber factory in Singapore.
  • 1950: The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.
  • 1963: Company name changed from Yokohama Rubber Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited.
  • 1969:  Yokohama Tire Corporation was established in the United States.
  • 1974: Yokohama Rubber Co.,Ltd. began making wheels.
  • 1984: The company established Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. as Canadian tire sales company
  • 1989: Yokohama Reifen GmbH was established as a tire sales company in Germany
  • 1996: Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. was established as tire manufacturing/sales subsidiary
  • 1997: Yokohama Tire Vietnam Company was established
  • 2001: Yokohama established Hangzhou Yokohama Tire Co., Ltd. as tire manufacturing/sales company in China
  • 2007: Yokohama India was established.
  • 2013: The company established Yokohama Tire Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. as a tire sales company in Mexico
  • 2020: The company established off-highway tire plant in India
  • 2022: The company established a joint venture tire sales company, Yokohama Tyre Sales Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

According to Wikipedia/Yokohama Rubber


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