Yokohama Rubber Company

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Yokohama Rubber Company
Public (TYO: 5101)
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1917
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Products Motor vehicle tires
Revenue Increase $ 5.22 billion (2014)
Increase $ 493.3 million (2014)
Profit Increase $ 338.3 million (2014)
Number of employees
14,617 (As of March2006)
Subsidiaries DyrosAviation
Yokohama ADVAN tires

The Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited (横浜ゴム株式会社 Yokohama Gomu Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a tire company based in Tokyo, Japan. The company founded and started in 1917 in a joint venture between Yokohama Cable Manufacturing and B.F. Goodrich. In 1969 the company expanded to the United States as Yokohama Tire Corporation. The Aspec A300 was the driving force behind its tremendous rise. Branding, especially in Japan, will often use "ADVAN" instead of Yokohama. ADVAN wheels and tires have a strong presence in the aftermarket scene worldwide.

The company has a North American manufacturing facility in Salem, Virginia, where most Yokohama brand tires sold in the US are produced.[1]


From the 2015-16 season, Yokohama will be the sponsors of Premier League football club Chelsea.[2]

In the United States, Yokohama Tire Corporation participates in The American Le Mans Series ALMS and Red Line Time Attack.

Yokohama is the official tire supplier of the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge[3] and World Touring Car Championship.

Yokohama has been the official tire supplier of the Macau Grand Prix Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup race since 1983.[4]

Yokohama Tire sponsors the NBA teams the Boston Celtics and the San Antonio Spurs.[5]

Yokohama also the official tire partner of former American Le Mans Series GT2 team PTG from 2005 until 2009 season.


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