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Yokohama Rubber to rev up Chinese capacity by nearly 50%

Tiremaker aims to lift sales to local players in world's biggest auto market

TOKYO -- Yokohama Rubber will ramp up its tire output capability in China as it seeks to boost business with local automakers.

The Japanese manufacturer will bolster its production capacity for passenger-car tires in China to 13.6 million units a year by 2020, up nearly 50% from 9.35 million units in 2016.

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