ERJ staff report (TP)
Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today (22 July) that Hangzhou Yokohama Tire Co., Ltd., was commended as an “Energy Efficiency Forerunner” at the 2013 Annual Petroleum and Chemical Energy Efficiency Benchmarking Enterprise Conference.
Yokohama said the commendation (received in June) is aimed at promoting the energy saving policies of the Chinese government. Hangzhou Yokohama was recognized for the lowest consumption of energy per ton of tires produced.
In 2010, Hangzhou Yokohama achieved “complete zero emissions,” the first among Yokohama’s overseas production sites to do so. A year later it introduced the first solar power generation system among Yokohama’s overseas group companies.
Energy Efficiency Forerunners are selected in 16 fields, including crude oil processing, carbon and tires, based on data provided by the companies.
In the tire sector, among local tire manufacturers above a certain size and foreign tire manufacturers belonging to the China Rubber Industry Association, three companies were selected in each of four categories – radial tires for passenger cars, radial tires for trucks and buses, bias tires, and off-road tires.