Yokohama Rubber Company

The Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited (横浜ゴム株式会社, Yokohama Gomu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a tire company based in Tokyo, Japan.[1] The company was founded and began on October 13, 1917, in a joint venture between Yokohama Cable Manufacturing and B.F. Goodrich. In 1969, the company expanded to the United States as Yokohama Tire Corporation. The Aspec A300 was the driving force behind its tremendous rise. Branding, especially in Japan, will often use "ADVAN" instead of Yokohama. ADVAN wheels and tires have a strong presence in the aftermarket scene worldwide.

Yokohama Rubber Company
横浜ゴム株式会社
Public K.K.
Traded asTYO: 5101
ISINJP3955800002 Edit this on Wikidata
IndustryManufacturing
FoundedOct 13, 1917
Headquarters,
ProductsMotor vehicle tires
RevenueIncrease US$5.220 billion (2014)
Increase US$493.3 million (2014)
Increase US$338.3 million (2014)
Number of employees
14,617 (As of March2006)
Websitewww.yokohamatire.com global.yokohamatire.net
Yokohama ADVAN tires

The company has two manufacturing facilities in the United States: one in Salem, Virginia, and another in West Point, Mississippi.[2]

SponsorshipEdit

From 2015 to 2020, Yokohama was the main sponsor of Premier League football club Chelsea.[3]

In the United States, Yokohama Tire Corporation participates in The American Le Mans Series ALMS and Red Line Time Attack.

Yokohama is the official tire supplier of the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge,[4] the World Touring Car Championship and Japanese Super Formula.[5]

Yokohama has been the official tire supplier of the Macau Grand Prix Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup race since 1983, with an exception in 2016, when Pirelli was chosen for the tire supplier that year.[6]

Yokohama Tire sponsors the NBA teams the Boston Celtics and the San Antonio Spurs.[7]

Yokohama is also the official tire partner of former American Le Mans Series GT2 team PTG from 2005 until 2009 season.

LogosEdit

Yokohama Rubber logo from 1917 to 1977
Modern Yokohama Rubber logo
Logo Nankang Rubber Tire

The Yokohama Rubber logo was first displayed in the Tokyo Asahi Shimbun newspaper in 1917. The company used it until 1977. Since that time, a modern logo has been used. Like the old logo, the new one is the first letter in the brand name, but the letter itself is more dynamic and expressive. A similar style logo is used by the Taiwanese tire company Nankang Rubber Tire.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yokohama Rubber Co to buy Alliance Tire Group for $1.2 billion". The Economic Times. 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  2. ^ "Made in the USA". Yokohama Tire Corporation.
  3. ^ "Yokohama Becomes Official Chelsea Shirt Partner".
  4. ^ "IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge". imsachallenge.com.
  5. ^ "Super Formula Series Outline".
  6. ^ "Yokohama Joins Macau Grand Prix 2009". (dead link)
  7. ^ "Yokohama continues NBA sponsorships".
  8. ^ "About Yokohama tires".

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