Multiple Business Strategy

Multiple Business Strategy

Expand Business Globally in Automotive Components

We produce automotive hoses for air-conditioning and power steering systems and sealants for automotive windows and other applications at plants in Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, and Mexico. And we will broaden our interface with automakers futher by expanding our production and sales networks in this product sector and by applying high-value-added technologies to automotive components.

Production Network for Automotive Hoses and Sealants and for Marine Products
Production Network for Automotive Hoses and Sealants and for Marine Products Production Network for Automotive Hoses and Sealants and for Marine Products

H:HosesS:Sealants

MH:Marine hosesFD:Marine fenders

Build on Market Leadership in Marine Products

Our strategy in marine products centers on fortifying our already-large global market share in pneumatic marine fenders and in marine hoses. With the start-up in the latter half of 2015 of a plant we are building in Indonesia, we will have three production platforms for marine hoses and two for pneumatic marine fenders.

automotive hoses automotive hoses
automotive hoses

automotive window sealants automotive window sealants
automotive window sealants

marine hoses marine hoses
marine hoses

marine fenders marine fenders
marine fenders

Strengthen Our Position in the Mining and Construction Sectors Worldwide

We will develop business worldwide in hydraulic hoses for construction equipment. Our supply capacity in hoses will increase with the 2015 start-up of a plant we are building in China. In conveyor belts, we will incorporate leading-edge technology to appeal to customers with advances in durability and in energy-saving performance.

Hydraulic hoses for construction equipment Hydraulic hoses for construction equipment
Hydraulic hoses for construction equipment

A Yokohama conveyor belt in service at a mine A Yokohama conveyor belt in service at a mine
A Yokohama conveyor belt in service at a mine

Foster Growth in New Ventures Based on Original Technologies

We are fostering growth in new ventures, meanwhile, by deploying original technologies. That includes establishing a foothold in the fuel-cell vehicle sector wiht hoses for hydrogen stations and supplying hard coatings in the fast-growing smartphone sector.

Fuel-cell business (shown: artist's rendering of a hydrogen station) Fuel-cell business (shown: artist's rendering of a hydrogen station)
Fuel-cell business (shown: artist’s
rendering of a hydrogen station)

Hard coatings (shown: coating for blocking blue light) Hard coatings (shown: coating for blocking blue light)
Hard coatings (shown:
coating for blocking blue light)

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