Bridgestone introduces new digital solution for retreadingbusiness


Bridgestone Corporation today announced the expansion of its global deployment of BASys. Following its successful implementation in Europe last year, BASys is now being implemented in other regions, starting with Latin America from April 2017.

BASys is a collection of digital applications designed to track tires throughout every steps of the retreading process: from the point of collection at the customer’s yard, all the way through manufacturing at the retread shop and final delivery.

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Bridgestone develops airless bicycle tires


Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp., together with Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd., has developed an airless bicycle tire as part of its “air free concept” technology, the Japanese tire-maker announced 17 April.

The two companies will advance feasibility studies and seek to make this new tire available in the market by 2019.

Bridgestone’s “air free concept” uses a structure of spokes stretching along the inner sides of tires, eliminating the need to inflate tires with air to support the…

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Bridgestone ups tire prices in Japan


Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. has announced price rises for all its tires in Japan, due to a rise in the cost of materials, including natural and synthetic rubber.

The price rises range between 6-10% depending on the type of tire, and will be effective from 1 June for summer tires and 1 Sept for winter tires.

The company said it had been “working on absorbing impacts of rising tire material prices through productivity improvements, cost reductions, and other measures.”

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Bridgestone Unveils “Our Way To Serve” And Focuses Scale And Expertise On Advancing Global CSR Work


TOKYO, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today unveiled a refined global corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment, “Our Way to Serve,” centered around three priority areas: Mobility, People and Environment. The new commitment builds upon a decade of progress and learning via Bridgestone’s initial CSR program, the 22 CSR Focus Points. “Our Way to Serve” reflects the company’s longstanding philosophy of Serving Society with Superior Quality and a recognition that the best companies not only perform for their stakeholders, but also contribute to a better world.

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Bridgestone Launches New Firestone


Bridgestone Americas has added a new tire to its Firestone line. The Firestone All Season is designed to give drivers reliable traction and confident handling all year long, Bridgestone said.

“We designed and introduced the Firestone All Season tire based on driver feedback and independent dealer requests for a trusted all season tire offering at an affordable price,” said Erik Seidel, president of consumer replacement tire sales in U.S. & Canada.

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Firestone Introduces New All-Season Tire

New tire replaces the Firestone FR710 and promises reliable traction and confident handling all year long, through every season.

Bridgestone has announced the introduction of the new Firestone All Season tire, designed to give drivers dependability at an affordable price.

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Bridgestone Names New Chief Technology Officer


Bridgestone Americas has named Nizar Trigui to the new role of chief technology officer.

Trigui will expand a role currently held by Steve Charles, vice president of product development for Bridgestone Americas. Charles will now work as Bridgestone Americas’ lead representative in a joint global effort to better integrate and set strategic direction for Bridgestone Americas Ce‚Äčnter for Research and Technology, Firestone Polymers and the guayule project, Bridgestone said.

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Bridgestone names executive VP to see over solutions businesses


Tokyo – Bridgestone has promoted chief quality officer and executive vice-president Shuichi Ishibashi to a head “solutions”-orientated businesses within the rubber group, according to a Bridgestone spokesman.

In addition to his responsibilities to manage global OE and diversified products, Ishibashi has now been put in charge of a number of relatively new positions, including executive chairman, diversified products solution in-house company; CEO of global mining and agricultural solution in-house company; and CEO of diversified products solution in-house company.

Explaining the process to ERJ, the Bridgestone spokesman said…

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Europe Racing Tires Market Report 2017


This report studies sales (consumption) of Racing Tires in Europe market, especially in Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy, Spain and Benelux, focuses on top players in these countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these Countries, covering Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Continental, Hankook, Pirelli, and Cooper.

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Tire Technology Expo 2017 Show review


Tire Technology Expo – the premier showcase for the global tire design, development and manufacturing industry – continues its spectacular growth of recent years. The 2017 event, held for the second time at the Deutsche Messe in Hannover in February, was the 17th since the show’s foundation and the biggest yet, with 280 exhibiting companies, more than 600 conference and course attendees, and a three-day visitor and delegate total that nudged the 5,000 level for the second year running.

“Remarkably, within 15 minutes of opening the doors on the first morning, it was obvious that Tire Technology Expo 2017 was going to be even better than our best-ever show in 2016,” said Tony Robinson, CEO of UKIP Media & Events and founder of Tire Technology Expo. “I’ve been delighted with the number of visitors from all over the world. The exhibitors were happy, but equally importantly, the visitors were very happy because the show was full of the latest technologies and materials that people are looking for.”

Visitor Jukka Koskinen, development manager at Nokian Heavy Tyres, said, “Every year I make time in my calendar to attend the show. I visited many companies that I was interested in and I made strong contacts – all the manufacturers were there and it’s easy to find out answers to any questions that we may have.”

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