Yokohama Industrial Products Italy S.r.l. (YI-IT)

Business activities

Production of off shore & in shore hoses

Total site area

70,602 m2

Number of employees

87 (as of December 2018)


Località Tamarete, 66026 Ortona (Chieti province) - Italy

Contact for consultation and complaints

Human Resources Department
TEL: +39-085-90338201 FAX: +39-085-90338401

Message from the General Manager

Steven Johnson

Ever since Yokohama Rubber established a plant in Ortona in 2014, we have focused on product quality control, and have raised the bar for tasks in all processes. In 2015, we introduced Design Review (DR) methods for the suitable management of work activities. We operated it by better clarifying the standards from lab tests and sample tests to certification for actual production, etc. In 2016, we introduced the “PYB methodology”, which analyzes the core factors in production nonconformances, and established preventive measures. This enables us to visualize the implementation status of recurrence prevention policies, etc., for quality issues.

Similarly, we are focusing on safety and the environment. We added anew drainage processing system to our existing rainwater management system to reduce our impact on the environment. Further, we devote utmost to finding outside businesses that will reuse waste rather than burying in a landfill. In addition, we are promoting the replacement of R22 (Chlorodifluoromethane) gas.

With regards to safety, we are striving to reduce the risks when handling heavy objects by purchasing electric motor lifting devices. We supply personal protection devices through vending machines, and implement staff training periodically according to current safety laws.

In 2018, we were able to confirm ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 certification.

Organizational Governance

Reviews of organization and system

To make sure that important matters are handled suitably, we have split the departments that manage quality, and safety and hygiene and the environment (Quality & HSE) into two. Additionally, we have apportioned responsibility to different managers.
In 2018, YI-IT newly-established two departments to manage the company’s product materials and its systems development. Such was done to heighten our interest in new technologies, and to enable us to better respond to the demands of an ever-changing market. By taking such steps, we hope to demonstrate even higher synergies with Yokohama Rubber’s specialists, thus making even greater growth possible via strengthening the quality and cost competitiveness of our products.

Human Rights

Human rights and employment

YI-IT employs seven disabled people.
Further, we now permit part-time work following requests so that the household circumstances of individual employees can be taken into consideration.
We welcome foreign workers and cultures, starting with our British-born factory chief and Japanese-born deputy chief, and aim for cultural exchange.
We also created a whistle blowing system, available to all employees, to evidence possible cases of internal or external fraud.

Labor Practices

YI-IT Integrated Policy

Yokohama Industrial Products Italy S.r.l. aims to satisfy the needs of our customers by supplying goods and services that satisfy the comprehensive requirements of quality, safety, and the environment.


To focus on environmental protection, pollution prevention, sustainability, and employee safety and health to be recognized as a leader in rubber hose design and manufacture through quality control of the petroleum products, chemicals, and petrochemical products that has handle, assuring reliability, and rigorously observing deadlines.


All organizations from the sales department described below to the selection of suppliers falls within our purview.


Sales department (main customers and dealers), supply chain management department (suppliers, contractors), finance and accounting department, technical department, project management department, quality control department, production department, logistics department, safety, health, and the environment department, human resources department, Yokohama Rubber and its head office


Consequently, it is necessary for us to be involved in environmental policy and worker safety, and so are implementing the following activities according to our current policies.

Consequently, we aim to achieve the following targets.



We are actively and continuously improving quality, the environment, and safety comprehensively according to international standards ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015, and OHSAS 18001: 2007.
We respect our compliance obligations, legal requirements with regards to the environment and safety, and all other requirements agreed and adopted by our company.

Products and processes

We plan and implement process management and regulatory policies to prevent pollution, accidents, and industrial diseases, maintain quality standards, and meet customer requirements.
We use the 2S system to configure a corporate culture that promotes continuous research and waste reduction to reach the highest standards of cleanliness and flexibility.

Supplier and contractor management

We periodically audit our suppliers and contractors, and continuously implement improvement activities from both quality aspects that respect the environment and safety.

Resources and HR

We make sure that all staff, and central management in particular, understand and are involved in all practices to achieve our targets through keeping everyone informed, educated, and trained.

Occupational safety and health

OHSAS 18001 Certificate

The Environment

Environmental management

ISO14001 Certificate

First and foremost, we have it in mind to reduce the environmental burden of our operations. YI-IT is reconsidering Risk assessment of all its own Company process risks (Fire risk, risk of incorrect waste management, risk related to atmosphere emissions, risk of water discharges, risk of dangerous liquid spills) in order to have a more detailed and updated monitoring of Company hazards.
YI-IT, on May 2018, has also received official authorization by Public Regional Authority for water disposal and air emissions.
Besides YI-IT is committed in reducing amount of disposed rubber improving the process of rubber reutilization.
Furthermore, as has already been stated, YI-IT successfully confirmed ISO140001: 2015 series.

Environmental data

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Category FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Waste generated (t) 0.0 0.0 131 110 134
Proportion sent to landfill (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Landfill waste (t) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Energy use
(oil equivalent: kl)
Electric power 0.0 376 347 334
Fuel 0.0 404 357 370
Total 0.0 780 704 704
Greenhouse gas emissions (1,000t-CO2) 1.3 1.2 1.2
Water usage (1,000m3) 17.2 11.5 14.3

Fair Operating Practices

We aim for continuous contact and to maintain a cooperative relationship with our suppliers. Our main 18 suppliers are all in Europe. Every year, we set up an auditing schedule to encourage supplier growth from the aspects of quality and reliability.
We continuously authenticate and check our suppliers’ track records with the aim of surely and certainly achieving the targets required for supply.

A meeting taking place with business partners.

Group photo with business partner

Consumer Issues

YIIT managed the performance of the products in accordance of procedure PG18 “Customer satisfaction” and PG20 “PYB management”.
Considering the results of such analysis, in accordance with the annual policies that are set regarding quality, the environment and safety issues, we regularly undertake to establish quantifiable targets for improvement.
What is more, this company always focuses on the possibility of developing environmentally-friendly products.
As a result of being aware of and paying attention to such quality-related problems, in 2018, YIIT was able to confirm ISO 9001: 2015 certification.

A company booth at a trade exhibition.

ISO 9001 Certificate

Community Involvement and Development

Ninety percent (90%) of our employees were born in Ortona. By hiring them, we are contributing greatly to local employment. In 2015, the mayor of Ortona visited our factory, and expressed his gratitude for our contributions to the local community.
Furthermore, we decided to support the karate and judo classes within our local community. Through offering training in the martial arts, these classes place a special focus on teaching local youngsters in their teens both about the value of participating in sport and developing a sense of respect for one another.
In 2018 Company and employees made donation to the family of a YI-IT employee who passed away in April 2018, leaving unemployed wife and three children.