Bridgestone Connected Tire Concept Claimed to Make You Safer

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If there was still any doubt that the CES technology show has turned, at least partly, into a big automotive show, Bridgestone provides an answer. For 2020, the tire company is participating in CES for the first time ever, and it’s bringing the appropriate kind of advanced tires to justify attendance. Bridgestone is showing off two kinds of tire technology at CES: a sensor-filled connected smart tire (pictured above) and ideas for airless tires.

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Bridgestone boosting OE presence in Europe

BRUSSELS—Bridgestone secured nearly 100 new original equipment fitments in 2019 across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the company disclosed recently.

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Bridgestone cuts stake in Nokian Tyres to 3%

NOKIA, Finland — Bridgestone Corp. has reduced its shareholding in Nokian Tyres P.L.C. to 3% from 9.96%, the Finnish tire maker disclosed recently.

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Editorial: Tire makers end year riding winds of change

Change is that inevitable breeze that seems to stir up everything in its path.

And as a new year approaches, the winds of change often pick up gale-force strength.

Two of the world’s top three tire manufacturers announced changes recently that will affect business in 2020.

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Bridgestone launches new all-position tire: The Bridgestone M704

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Bridgestone Americas announced the release of the new Bridgestone M704 all-position tire, designed to provide fleets optimal performance in wet weather conditions.

Engineered for regional pickup and delivery service applications, the Bridgestone M704 tire is uniquely suited for the steer and drive axle positions.

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Paulo Ferrari to succeed retiring Gordon Knapp as Bridgestone Americas CEO

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TOYKO—Bridgestone is promoting Paulo Ferrari to president, CEO and chief operating officer of Bridgestone Americas Inc.

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Ishibashi to take over Bridgestone CEO role in 2020

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TOKYO — Bridgestone Corp. has promoted Shuichi Ishibashi — a 41-year company veteran who held senior executive roles at the company’s North American operations throughout the 1990s — to CEO, succeeding Masaaki Tsuya, who’s held that position since 2012.

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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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