Research & Development

Our comprehensive R&D activities cover materials development, product design, testing and evaluation.

Our Research and Development Integrated Centre (RADIC) at the Hiratsuka Factory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including supercomputers and centrifugal separator.

At our extensive testing facilities at D-PARC (Daigo Proving Ground and Research Centre) and YOKOHAMA´s Tire Test Center of Hokkaido, we simulate all types of road surface. D-PARC's oval track features 41-degree banking, Japan's largest skid pad, and 20 types of road surface.

At our Tire Test Center of Hokkaido, a test course for winter tyres, we evaluate the driving, braking, cornering, dynamic traction and gradient performance of studless tyres under a variety of conditions.

In Europe, the Yokohama Test Center of Sweden (YTCS), located near the Arctic Circle, is helping to develop winter and all-season products, whilst the European Test Team is home-based at the Yokohama Nürburgring Test Center in Germany.

Also in other parts of the world, YOKOHAMA has test facillities such as the Tire Test Center of Asia (Thailand).