Yokohama India, the fully owned subsidiary of Yokohama Japan has opened Surats first Yokohama Club Network (YCN) store in the State of Gujarat. Shri Sai Tyres, has tied with Yokohama India for this YCN store. The shop is located in the main heart of the city center at Shop No 6, Siddhishila Apartment, Near Old RTO,Opp Jivan Bharti School, Nanpura, Surat. The new YCN is well suited to service customers with latest technology equipments along with comfortable ambience and sapling planting facilities. Mr Kalpesh Patel, Owner, Shri Sai Tyres said, \"We, decided to partner with Yokohama India because of feedback from our customers, for the product durability and suitability to any kind of roads\" Mr Patel has been in the business for 15 years. The newly opened YCN also showcases latest and large variety of alloy wheels to jazz up one\'s existing ride.
YCN is a specialized network based on Yokohama\'s global philosophy to develop Point Of Sales to provide world class tyre buying experience. Yokohama India currently has more than 650 point of sales which also includes 22 Yokohama Club Network (YCN) across length and breadth of India. Yokohama India plans to double its YCN strength nationally by the end of 2014. The Global Tyre major is currently operating on 2% of the total market share in India. While tube type tyres still contribute a considerable share of the total passenger car radial market, Yokohama India is only competing in the tubeless tyre market. \"With the fast transformation of market from tube type tyres to tubeless tyres, Yokohama India is looking at 5% market share in the near future to support mid-term management plan\"said Mr Takashi Fujino, Managing Director, Yokohama India.
Yokohama India recently inaugurated its first India manufacturing unit. Built with an investment of over Rs.300 crore, this new manufacturing unit at Bahadurgarh will manufacture The Yokohama Earth-1 tyres, designed to cater to the comfort and economy segment along with S. drive. The YCN will provide all our new offerings including The Yokohama Earth-1 tyre, which is especially Designed for India keeping the diverse road conditions in mind and will cater to most of the cars in B, B+ and C-segments, as well as the Geolandar series further added Mr Fujino. Globally other than replacement tyres business, Yokohama tyres is original equipment suppliers to many top of the line car manufacturers like Audi, Honda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Suzuki and Toyota.