Tokyo—Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has added a maritime certification for two high-pressure hoses in a bid to expand overseas sales for these products, the company has announced.
Certification by DNV GL, based in Norway and Germany, is a first step toward expanding the markets for the hoses labelled SAE100R1S and SAE100R2S, said a 9 June statement.
The high-pressure hoses have, to date, been sold overseas for use primarily in construction and industrial machinery. Applications on ships and in port facilities require certification by national or international classification and certification societies.
Yokohama said it also plans to seek DNV GL certification of its Versatran high-pressure hose, which it began marketing overseas earlier this year.
The company is also strengthening its Japan sales of high-pressure hoses used on ships and in port facilities.