Crain News Service report
TOKYO (July 29, 2014) — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s Hangzhou Yokohama Tire Co. Ltd. Chinese subsidiary was commended as an energy efficiency forerunner at the annual Petroleum and Chemical Energy Efficiency Benchmarking Enterprise Conference.
The award is aimed at promoting energy saving policies of the Chinese government. Hangzhou Yokohama was recognized for the lowest consumption of energy per ton of tires produced.
The Yokohama Rubber Group said in its medium-term management plan, Grand Design 100, that it is trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and volumes of waste inside and outside of Japan. Hangzhou Yokohama introduced the first solar power generating system among Yokohama’s overseas group companies in 2011, Yokohama said.
In 2010, the Chinese subsidiary achieved complete zero emissions, and, according to Yokohama, it is the first among Yokohama’s overseas production sites to do so.
This report appeared on the website of Rubber & Plastics News, an Akron-based sister publication of Tire Business.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|