Launch of GEOLANDAR H/T G056 for SUV, 4x4 and Picks-up (Highway terrain usage)

Launch of iceGUARD iG50, a new studless tyre for Nordic winter conditions

Excellent test results for W.drive V905 from leading test institutions like ADAC, TCS, ÖAMTC and Stiftung Warentest

Phase IV of the Grand Design GD100 Management Plan started - All for Growth

 YOKOHAMA announces Partnership with Chelsea FC; the partnerships starts from July 2015 for 5 years

YOKOHAMA became official tyre supplier for Top Gear Live Tour

Yokohama Rubber Singapore Pte. Ltd.

YOKOHAMA´s plant "Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia LLC (YTMV)" received the Environmental Warrior Award

Grand Opening ceremony held for YOKOHAMA´s "Aguascalientes Plant of Yokohama Industries Americas Inc.", an automotive hose assembly plant at the San Francisco Industrial Park Phase IV in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Start of biodiversity conservation activities at Hangzhou Yokohama Tire Co., Ltd.

YOKOHAMA´s SEAFLEX marine hoses for offshore crude oil transfer have been certified by the American Petroleum Institute as conforming with API Specification Q1 9th Edition (API Spec Q1)

Launch of new belt for extreme cold climates: the iceGUARD AR

Launch of 42MPa Hose, a extension of the EXCEED product line-up


Two new Winter products launched: W.drive V905 for Central European winter conditions and iceGUARD iG55 as new stud tyre for Nordic countries

Launch of BluEarth-A AE-50 as first summer tyre to combine fuel-efficiency and wet grip

YOKOHAMA and JAXA Joint R&D Effort succeeds in World’s First Simulation of Acoustics around a Rolling Tyre

Simulation Technique wins Innovation Award at Reifen Messe Essen

YOKOHAMA receives Award as "Energy Efficiency Forerunner" for its production site Hangzhou Yokohama Tire Co., Ltd.

Technical Agreement with Kumho approved

YOKOHAMA European Facebook group launched

LLC Yokohama R.P.Z. began tyre production for Original Equipment supply in its Russian plant

Start of building process for a new Passenger car factory in China

Opening of new factory "Yokohama India Bahadurgarh Plant" in Haryana Bahadurgarh Industrial Estate

Yokohama Industries Americas Inc. established

Hangzhou Yokohama Tire Co., Ltd., was certified as a Hangzhou City Environmental Education Base

Yokohama Industrial Products Italy S.r.l. as own Marine Hose Manufacturer established

Seaflex STS Hose has been certified by Lloyd’s Register(BS EN 1765: 2004 and ISO 1825: 2010)

ISO17357-1:2014 certification for YOKOHAMA´s marine-use pneumatic fenders

Renewal of contract with BOEING for water tanks


Flagship tyre ADVAN Sport V105 launched amidst press excitement at Geneva Auto Salon

Global test event at Ascari Race Resort, Spain held with resounding success

Phase II-stage Expansion for Tyre Plant in Philippines

Yokohama Tire Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. (YTMX) established in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico

First season of European Rally Championship (ERC) with YOKOHAMA tyres as a main partner

“Heisei Forest” Tree Planting in Otsuchi-cho, Iwate Prefecture as part of the restauration efforts following the great earthquake

YOKOHAMA became Technical Partner on Globally Popular Racing Game “Gran Turismo”

French "Motorsport" Magazine selects YOKOHAMA´s ADVAN Sport V105 as the top tyre among premium brands following tests held at Magny Cours

The ADVAN Sport V105 topped the tables when it came to wet performance in the prestigious UK EVO Magazine test


Renewal of FIA WTCC contract until 2015

Phase III of Mid-term plan GD100 started

Launch of second BluEarth product at Geneva Auto Salon: the standard tyre BluEarth AE01

Launch of GEOLANDAR SUV G055 at Geneva Auto Salon

BluEarth-1 received environmental award at French tyre fair "Pneu Expo"

YOKOHAMA selected in the Mercedes-Benz CLS as Original Equipment tyre

First-Phase Tree-Planting Ceremony held at YOKOHAMA’s Tyre Production and Sales Company in Suzhou, China

YOKOHAMA becomes exclusive tyre supplier for ADAC GT Masters


YOKOHAMA received the Environmental Achievement of the Year’ at the Tyre Technology Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2011 

BluEarth series was introduced at Geneva Auto Salon to Europe

"YOKOHAMA HPT Ltd." moved office and warehouse

First participation of YOKOHAMA Europe GmbH in "Dreck-Weg-Tag", an environmental public initiative held to remove accumulated rubbish from the city and contribute to its cleanliness

Sounds for Sendai - concert for donation to Red Cross appeal fund for recovery after the tsunami in Japan

The innovative BluEarth-1 is exhibited at the Boston Museum of Science in a permanent exhibition

YOKOHAMA sponsors the Monte Carlo Rally for alternative energies


YOKOHAMA Nurburgring Shop Opening Ceremony held in the "ring boulevard" at the famous Nurburgring Track

Complete zero emissions achieved at production and sales base of Passenger Car Tyres in China

YOKOHAMA Tire Philippines achieved Overal Performance award by then-President Macapagal-Arroyo for second consecutive year

Opening ceremony of natural rubber processing factory held in Thailand


< ADVAN Sport > fitted as Oriniginal Equipment on the AUDI Q7

< ADVAN Sport > fitted as Original Equipment on MERCEDES C-class models

Second phase of GD 100 started

Agreement made to establish YOKOHAMA R.P.Z. L.L.C., manufacturing and sales company, in Russia

Second phase of YOKOHAMA Forever Forest started with tree-planting ceremony in YOKOHAMA Tyre Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Second phase tree-planting staged at the Hangzhou YOKOHAMA Tyre Co., Ltd., the YOKOHAMA HAMATITE (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. and the YOKOHAMA Hose & Coupling (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. in China

Opening Ceremony of the Tire Test Center of Asia held in Thailand

New operational base for Multiple Business established in Europe: YOKOHAMA Industrial Products Europe GmbH

Local subsidiary established in Spain and Portugal: YOKOHAMA Iberia S.A.


Enhanced tyre evaluation functions in Europe

Agreement with Spanish IDIADA for prior use of test rack

 YOKOHAMA Asia established

 YOKOHAMA Tyre Vietnam Inc. held opening ceremony

YOKOHAMA Asia Co., Ltd., purchasing, marketing and technical service company, established in Bangkok, Thailand

YOKOHAMA Rubber Latin America Comercio Ltda. as a new overseas subsidiary, was established in Sao Paulo, Brazil

 First overseas YOKOHAMA Forever Forest tree-planting ceremony held at YOKOHAMA Tire Philippines, Inc.

Proceeds from charity music event "LIVE ecoMOTION" donated to WWF Japan

Suzhou YOKOHAMA Tire Co., Ltd. held opening ceremony and started production at its plant in China

Y.T.Rubber Co., Ltd., natural rubber processing factory built in Thailand


Opening ceremony for YOKOHAMA India Private Ltd. held

Proceeds from charity music event "LIVE ecoMOTION" donated to WWF Japan

 Opening ceremony for Onomichi second plant held

 "YOKOHAMA Forever Forest" (a project to plant trees at all YOKOHAMA plants around the world) kicked off with a tree-planting ceremony at Hiratsuka Factory

YOKOHAMA supplied official tyres for the Macau Grand Prix for the 25th consecutive year

 SAS Rubber Co. obtained ISO 14001 certification


 YOKOHAMA started to supply tyres to the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC)

YOKOHAMA Rubber’s Hangzhou YOKOHAMA Tyre secured ISO 14001 Certification Production and Sales Base in China for Passenger-Car Radial Tyres

YOKOHAMA Rubber announced new Management Plan: Grand Design 100

YOKOHAMA Rubber strengthened European Marketing in Truck and Bus Tyres through Collaboration with Leading Retreader

YOKOHAMA Rubber established subsidiary in India Upward Revision of Forecasts for First Half of Fiscal 2007


Europe representative office in Dusseldorf, Germany, became a subsidiary to oversee and coordinate European marketing

YOKOHAMA established Tyre Sales Company in Russia

All domestic production sites achieved zero emissions

YOKOHAMA Rubber established wholly owned Tyre Sales Subsidiary in Korea

YOKOHAMA Rubber to build Thai Plant for Passenger Car and Light Truck Tyres

YOKOHAMA Subsidiary officially opened Thai Truck and Bus Tyre Plant

Joint Venture Company to produce and sell Conveyor Belts in China

YOKOHAMA Hamatite (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. manufacturing passenger car sealant and YOKOHAMA Hoses & Coupling (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. a high-pressure hose assembly and sales subsidiary, established in China


 YOKOHAMA Rubber’s new Belgian tyre sales company to start operations

< ADVAN Sport >, the new flagship sport tyre, was adopted for BENTLEY Continental GT

YOKOHAMA Rubber to set up new company to manufacture and market passenger car sealant in China

YOKOHAMA Rubber to create an integrated Hose Production/Assembly/Distribution business by absorbing

YOKOHAMA Rubber to establish a High-pressure Hose Assembly and Sales Subsidiary in China


YOKOHAMA Rubber (Thailand) Co., Ltd. obtained ISO 14001 certification

Four domestic production sites achieved zero emissions

Start of production at Hangzhou YOKOHAMA Tire Plant in China

YOKOHAMA Rubber to establish its base for Truck/Bus Radial Tyre Production in Thailand; Operation scheduled to begin in April 2005


Grand Design (GD10), a long-term business strategy, formulated

YH AMERICA Inc. obtained ISO 14001 certification


The YOKOHAMA Rubber Co, Ltd. and Continental AG formed strategic alliance in tyre business

< Geolandar H/T G038 > was adopted as the standard tyre for MERCEDES Benz G-class vehicle

Zero Emission activities started aiming to reduce the amount of industrial waste at landfill sites

YOKOHAMA Hydex Company’s Hiratsuka business site and its Nagano Plant obtained ISO 14001 certification


Mie Plant obtained ISO 14001 certification, and efforts undertaken to obtain certification at all plants by July of the same year  

YOKOHAMA Tire Philippines, Inc. obtained ISO 9002 one year after the start of operations
YOKOHAMA Hydex Company obtained QS 9000, the quality specification for the U.S. Big Three auto makers, and ISO 19001 certification

ISO 14001 obtained at all domestic plants
2000 YOKOHAMA Rubber (Thailand) Co., Ltd. obtained QS 9000 and ISO 9002 certification

YH AMERICA Inc. obtained QS 9000 certification

YOKOHAMA Tire Philippines, Inc. obtained ISO 14001 certification


Mishima Plant obtained ISO 14001 certification, and efforts are undertaken to obtain certification at all plants by the end of 1999

Shinshiro Plant and Hiratsuka Tire Plant received TPM Excellence Award

Start of operations by YOKOHAMA Tire Philippines, Inc.


New plant for windshield sealants in the U.S. state of Kentucky built
New plant for sealing materials at Ibaraki Plant started production

Tyre production and sales company established in Vietnam: YOKOHAMA Tire Vietnam Co.


YOKOHAMA Aeroquip became a wholly owned subsidiary of YOKOHAMA Rubber

YOKOHAMA Aeroquip corporate name changed to YOKOHAMA Hydex Company

YOKOHAMA Rubber (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a company for producing windshield sealants and assembling hydraulic hoses, established in Thailand

Hiratsuka Tire Plant obtains ISO 9001 certification


YOKOHAMA Tire Division became the first Japanese tyre manufacturer to be ISO9001 certified


PRGR Co. Ltd. established


Specific action standards for environment protection clarified and Environmental Action Plan formulated


R&D Center RADIC Completed at the Hiratsuka Factory


T*MARY (Takasu Motoring and Researching Yard) specialized winter test course opened

The Mohawk Rubber Company of the United States acquired

A008P obtained technical approval by PORSCHE


YOKOHAMA Reifen GmbH established as a sales company in Germany

Tokyo Hamatite Co., Ltd. established

GTY tire Co., Ltd. established jointly with Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. and General Tire in the United States


D-PARC (Daigo Proving Ground and Research Center) comprehensive tyre testing facility opened


YOKOHAMA Rubber supplied official tyres for the first F3 Macau Grand Prix

Launch of Studless Tyres for Passenger Cars < Snow Star 847 Studless >

YOKOHAMA Rubber made a full-scale entry into the sporting goods business and launched golf products < PRGR Carbon Driver >, < PRGR Golf Ball 2 pieces >


The first tyre franchise shop < Grand Slam > opened in Tochigi prefecture

Release of Tubeless Radial Tyres for Trucks and Buses


Launch of HPT Radial Tyres for Passenger Cars < ADVAN HF >


Development of - at that time - world´s largest OTR tyre 40.00-57 60PR  (for 200 ton dump trucks)


YOKOHAMA Tyre Australia Pty Ltd established as a sales company


Onomichi Plant started production of tyres

Ibaraki Plant started operations


First steel radial tyre for truck and bus manufactured in Japan < Super Steel Series >


Research Center opened

YOKOHAMA Tire Corporation established as a sales company in Los Angeles, United States


Launch of Radial Tyre for Passenger Car < GT Special >


Completion of Shishiro Plant


Hama Chemical Co., Ltd. established

Corporate name changed to The YOKOHAMA Rubber Co., Ltd.


New YOKOHAMA Rubber headquarters building opened


Launching of Japan´s first nylon cord tyre


First Tyre containing synthetic rubber was launched in Japan


Launching of Japan´s first tubeless tyre


Headquarters moved from Yokohama to Tokyo


Hiratsuka Factory started operations


Mishima Plant acquired from Meji Rubber Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Mie plant started tyre production


Renamed tyre and industrial products trademark to "YOKOHAMA"


Start of Tyre Production at Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama


Start of Tyre Production at Hiranuma Plant, Yokohama


Established in YOKOHAMA, Kanagawa Prefecture with a joint investment from YOKOHAMA Cable Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (current Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.) and BF Goodrich, of the United States