Bridgestone building ‘innovation park’ at former tire factory in Tokyo

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TOKYO—Bridgestone is building an “innovation park” as part of its strategy to transform into a global leader in advanced mobility and sustainability.

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Toyo Tire Corp. Sells Portion of its Stock in Bridgestone

Toyo Tire Corp.’s President and CEO Takashi Shimizu and its Board of Directors resolved to sell a portion of its stock holdings in Bridgestone

Corporation, with whom Toyo Tire maintains business and capital

alliances.

The company will sell 50% of its holdings of over 3 million shares worth 4,000 million yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The sale is expected to be completed by Feb. 29, 2020.

Under a 2008 framework of business and capital alliances, Toyo

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Bridgestone begins manufacturing tires using recycled carbon black

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has begun at-scale use of recovered carbon black (rCB) in tire production, beginning with its agricultural tire plant in Des Moines, the company said recently.

Bridgestone has a long-standing partnership with Natchez, Miss.-based Delta-Energy Group L.L.C. and is using Delta-Energy’s proprietary product, D-E Black, as its sole source of rCB in Des Moines, Bridgestone said.

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Technology: Bridgestone unveils new polymer rubber/resin polymer

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. has unveiled what it describes as the “world’s first” polymer that bonds rubbers and resins on the molecular level. Named Susym, the “next-generation” polymer material is expected to find applications in various fields that exceed the scope of use as a tire material, the Japanese tire & rubber company announced 11 Oc. The product, said Bridgestone, is the next step in the evolution of the company’s “high strength rubber”, unveiled in May 2018.

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Bridgestone switching Indian operation to EMEA region

Brussels – Bridgestone Corp. is reorganising its strategic business units (SBUs) with the separation of India from the Asia-Pacific region as of 1 Jan 2020, the Japanese tire & rubber company announced 8 Nov.

Under the rejig, the Bridgestone India operation will join the company’s EMEA business unit, which is being renamed Bridgestone Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA).

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Bridgestone names director for race tire production

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Americas Inc. has promoted Cara Adams to director, race tire engineering and production for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Firestone Racing.

In her expanded leadership role, the firm said Adams will oversee the race tire production process from product design and development to manufacturing and management.

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Bridgestone expanding capacity at 2 U.S. warehouses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. is planning to expand warehouse capacity at its U.S. passenger and light truck tire plants in Aiken County, S.C., and Wilson, N.C.

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Bridgestone EMEA targets ‘emerging market’ with new appointment

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Brussels – Bridgestone Europe has appointed Mete Ekin, formerly regional managing director Middle East and Africa, to the position of VP Bridgestone emerging markets, effective 1 Oct.

In the newly created position, Ekin will oversee ‘emerging markets’ including Bridgestone EMEA’s  businesses in Africa, the Middle East, and Russia, the Japanese tire maker announced 1 Oct.

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Bridgestone, Nashville Predators Extend Naming Rights Agreement for Bridgestone Arena Through 2030

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) and the Nashville Predators today jointly celebrated the beginning of a new hockey season by announcing an extension to their naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena through 2030. The agreement…

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Bridgestone Tire and Rubber Expertise Supports Barrier-less Bus Access in Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Athlete Village

TOKYO, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tire and rubber manufacturer and the Official Tire Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced that its extensive tire and material expertise has helped produce a new solution…

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