An easy-to-understand introduction to Yokohama Rubber for individual investors.
Tire maker with a 100-year history
Established in 1917, Yokohama Rubber has a long history of developing new and innovative products. This challenging spirit remains a core element of our corporate culture to this day.
Construction of the company’s first production facility, the Hiranuma Plant, was completed in Hiranuma-cho, Yokohama. (1920)
The first corded tire produced by the Hiranuma Plant (circa 1920)
World’s 8th largest tire maker
Yokohama Rubber is the world’s eighth largest tire maker, by market share (based on 2017 worldwide tire sales).
Our business extends beyond tires to a variety of industrial domains
Leveraging the high-polymer technologies and the rubber processing technologies accumulated in our tire business, we have developed a wide range of products that includes high-pressure hoses, industrial materials, adhesives, aircraft fixtures and components, and golf clubs. Our products are used by various industries on land, at sea and in the sky.
Global corporation with business in more than 120 countries
Yokohama Rubber has expanded its business around the globe, and we now employ about 26,000 people in Japan, Asia, Europe, Russia, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. (26,274 employees; consolidated basis, as of the end of December 2018)
Sales revenue reached ¥650.2 billion
Our sales revenue reached an all-time high of ¥650.2 billion in 2018. With global demand for tires expanding steadily, we are targeting sales revenue of ¥700 billion in 2020.