Bridgestone Celebrating 90 Years in Business


Bridgestone celebrated the 90th anniversary of its founding on March 1, 2021.

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Bridgestone, ARLANXEO and Solvay launch TECHSYN for unrivalled environmental performance

Bridgestone, a global leader in sustainable mobility and advanced solutions, ARLANXEO, a world-leading synthetic rubber producer, and Solvay, one of the world´s top science companies and worldwide leader in Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS), both for innovation and for manufacturing, have today announced the launch of TECHSYN, a new, co-developed tyre technology platform enabling tyres to deliver unrivalled strength and environmental performance.


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Bridgestone FY2020: First net loss in 7 decades

The corona crisis has left its mark on Bridgestone Corporation, with the Japanese firm reporting for the 2020 fiscal year its first net loss in 69 years, a loss of 23.3 billion yen (£159.2 million). The operating result also fell significantly: While revenue decreased 14.6 per cent to 3.0 trillion yen (£20.5 billion), adjusted operating profit plummeted 35.0 per cent to 222.9 billion yen (£1.5 billion), representing a 7.4 per cent return on sales.


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LafargeHolcim to acquire Firestone Building Products from Bridgestone Americas

LafargeHolcim has signed an agreement to acquire Firestone Building Products (FSBP), a leader in commercial roofing and building envelope solutions based in the United States (US), with 2020 (est.) net sales of USD 1.8 billion and EBITDA of USD 270 million. This acquisition is a milestone in LafargeHolcim’s transformation to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions.

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Rolling with the changes: Bridgestone Americas’ CEO on leadership now

Ferrari joined the tiremaker in January 2020. Within weeks, he found himself having to navigate a new job and firm amid a rapidly escalating global pandemic. What helped, the 50-year-old Ferrari said, was keeping his eyes on the rest of the world. “I have immediate family in Milan and Turin and those parts of Italy were the biggest first clusters after China, so I immediately knew how severe this was,” said Ferrari, who is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Bridgestone Names New President of Retail Operations


Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas , announced that Marko Ibrahim has been named president of Bridgestone Retail Operations.

Ibrahim joined BSRO in February 2018 as vice president of stores and was promoted to senior vice president of stores in 2020.

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Bridgestone opens $48m distribution centre in eastern Canada

Tyre maker Bridgestone has opened a distribution warehouse in Ancaster, Ontario, which it said it will better serve the market in eastern Canada. The facility, which represents an investment of CAN$65m ($48m), has a storage capacity of 570,000 tyres and will reduce transport costs and shorten delivery times, according to the Bridgestone.

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Bridgestone Leverages Big Data to Implement Optimal Plantation for Higher Yield in Para Rubber Tree Farms


Bridgestone Corporation announced that it has developed an optimization system for Para rubber tree plantation that utilizes big data to contribute to higher yield at rubber farms. Rubber farms deploy different clones of trees across vast areas and face various management issues, such as how to optimize the number of trees in a planting area and harvest procedures.

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Bridgestone To Debut Virtual City of the Future, Showcase Mobility Solutions at CES 2021


NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), a global company focused on delivering sustainable mobility and advanced solutions to customers around the world, announced it will return to CES 2021, held virtually this year on Jan. 11-14, 2021. As…

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Kingspan, Standard Industries Vie for Bridgestone Unit

Kingspan Group Plc of Ireland and Standard Industries Inc. are among the final bidders competing for a unit being sold by Japanese conglomerate Bridgestone Corp., according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Carlisle Cos. has also been considering an acquisition of Firestone Building Products, said the people, who asked not to be identified because discussions are private. A winner could be selected in the coming weeks, the people said.

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