Yokohama Rubber Company

The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.'s Russian passenger car tire production and sales company, LLC Yokohama R.P.Z., began production of original equipment tires for Nissan Motor Corp. cars and SUVs in November 2014.

The subsidiary began producing two tires for Nissan vehicles manufactured in Russia:

  • Geolander G91 tires for Nissan X-Trail SUVs
  • BluEarth E75 tires for Nissan Teana sedans (Production of these tires began in December.)

Production of the two tire types was launched in response to a direct request from Nissan Russia, which is curtailing its use of tires produced in other countries.

Yokohama says the request also reflects Nissan’s evaluation of the quality of tires produced by LLC Yokohama R.P.Z. Previously, LLC Yokohama R.P.Z. had dedicated itself to the production of replacement tires, so the addition of OE tires to the subsidiary’s product line should help raise awareness of the Yokohama brand in Russia.

LLC Yokohama R.P.Z. was established in December 2008 and started production at the end of 2011.

15 January 2015

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Public company (5101:Tokyo)

Contact: Tadanobu Nagumo, Chairman and CEO

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