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Yokohama Expand Motorsport Tyre Production Capacity at Mishima Plant

Yokohama has announced its plan to expand motorsport tyre production capacity at its Mishima Plant in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

Yokohama Rubber will invest about ¥3.8 billion in a new line that will produce 18-inch and larger motorsport tyres, expanding the plant’s capacity for motorsport tyres by 35%. Construction will begin in the third quarter of 2024, and production on the new line is planned to begin near the end of 2026 and be brought up to full capacity in the third quarter of 2027.

Yokohama Rubber is expanding sales of its high-performance ADVAN tyres in motorsport tyre markets in Japan and other countries. The high market evaluation of ADVAN tyres has led to a strong increase in orders that has created a chronic order backlog. Yokohama Rubber therefore has decided to expand production capacity to meet current demand and an expected increase in demand in the future. The capacity expansion is expected to support increased sales of ADVAN tyres, including the ADVAN A052, which has received particularly high evaluations from the motorsport market.