Bridgestone Names New Chief Technology Officer

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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​nter for Research and Technology, Firestone Polymers and the guayule project, Bridgestone said.

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China slides to No. 2 U.S. tire trading partner

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2017) — Canada replaced China last year as the No. 1 trading partner of the U.S. in tires, as the value of China’s imports to the U.S. — impacted primarily by the cut in consumer tire shipments due to the elevated import tariffs on passenger and light truck tires — tumbled nearly 43 percent to $1.52 billion.

The value of Canada’s imports fell as well, but by only 1.9 percent, to $1.59 billion, a volume that was sufficient to allow Canada to claim top billing, according to Tire Business‘ analysis of the 2016 data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Overall, the value of imports fell 10 percent vs. 2015, with reduced trade in passenger and truck tires influencing the change the most, Commerce Department data shows.

The value of South Korea’s imports inched up 0.7 percent to $1.43 billion to claim third, while the value of Thailand’s imports to the U.S. rose 21.2 percent to $1.37 billion, reflecting a 24.2-percent jump in passenger tire imports and a near doubling in truck/bus tire imports as Chinese manufacturers shifted production to plants in Thailand.

The value of Japan’s imports fell 18.6 percent to $1.18 billion, dropping that nation to fifth on the list of trading partners from third in 2015.

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Bridgestone names executive VP to see over solutions businesses

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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

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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

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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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Aircraft Tire Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.5% by 2022

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Market research future published a half cooked research report on global aircraft tire market. The aircraft tire market is expected to grow over the CAGR of around 4.5% during the period 2016 to 2022. Market Highlights: …

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2017 Top 5 Winter Tire Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa

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This report studies Winter Tire in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa, focuses on the top 5 Winter Tire Players in each region, with sales, price, revenue and market share.

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Bridgestone to Showcase VersaBuilt Tires

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New Firestone OTR radial tire line promises dependable performance at an affordable price.

Bridgestone has announced it will showcase its new Firestone VersaBuilt tire line for the first time during the 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., March 7-11, 2017.

The first full line of off-the-road radial tires from Firestone, VersaBuilt tires are designed to perform across a wide variety of environments, applications and equipment to keep jobsites operating efficiently.

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United States Maritime Fenders Market by Manufacturers, States, Type and Application, Forecast to 2022

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Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into – Ports and Docks on Quay Walls and Other Berthing Structures. – Tugs, Barges, Ferries and Similar Hard Working Vessels – Others There are 17 Chapters to deeply display the United States Maritime Fenders market.

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Korean Hankook – Cheap Stock And Plans To Grow Revenues 15% In 2017 | Top Stocks For 2017

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Hankook (OTC:HAOOF), the Korean tire manufacturer, is very profitable and stealing market share from competitors. The stock is cheap and the company wants to grow 15% in 2017.

The stock trades at 57,300 won, there are 123.85 million shares, and the market cap is 7.1 trillion won ($6.1 billion). It takes 1151 won to buy one dollar. The stock pays a 400 won dividend and yields 0.7%. Earnings per share last year was 2,844 won and the price to earnings ratio was 20.

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