Yokohama celebrates 100 years of tire and rubber innovation

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Yokohama Rubber is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Since its establishment, the company has evolved into a major US$6bn global enterprise with facilities in 120 countries and more than 20,000 employees worldwide.

“This is a remarkable achievement for Yokohama, which has succeeded for 100 years through pioneering technology and innovation,” said Hideto Katsuragawa, YRC member of the board and senior managing officer, CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America and CEO of Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) in the USA.

“We’re proud to celebrate 100 years of continuous growth in tire innovation, but we are not resting. We are on the move, and look forward to our next 100 years of being the best manufacturer and supplier in the rubber and tire industry.”

March 8, 2017

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