Bridgestone highlighting mobility solutions at IAA

In addition to its latest line-up of Bridgestone and Firestone tyres, Bridgestone intends to display its latest tech solutions at the 68th annual International Motor Show (IAA). The company states that the following solutions will be showcased at the Frankfurt fair in September:

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Bridgestone adds new sizes to Firestone Transforce AT2 tire

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Bridgestone Americas announced the expansion of the Firestone Transforce tire line to include new size offerings for Class 4-5 commercial truck vehicles.

The Firestone Transforce AT2 is an all-position, radial tire designed for all-terrain performance, featuring a tread design to promote traction in wet and winter conditions. With an innovative tread-to-road contact footprint, the Firestone Transforce AT2 tire is engineered to deliver lasting durability throughout its life.

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Bridgestone downgrades fiscal forecast after 1st-half declines

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TOKYO — Bridgestone Corp. has revised downward its earnings and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year after reporting a 20.6% drop in first-half operating income along with lower sales.

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Bridgestone Announces Expansion of All-Terrain Tire Line

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Bridgestone Americas has announced the addition of new size offerings to its Firestone Transforce tire line for the benefit of Class 4-5 commercial truck vehicles.

The three newly introduced sizes of the Firestone Transforce AT2 tire for medium-duty commercial vans and trucks are 225/70R19.5 LRF, 225/70R19.5 LRG and 245/70R19.5 LRG. Size 225/70R19.5 LRF of the tire is currently available in Canada and the U.S. Bridgestone will release the other two sizes in the market by October 1 of this year.

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Podcast: The Genesis of TireHub and its Future

In this episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, we take a look at TireHub, the joint distribution venture between Goodyear and Bridgestone. The company shipped its first tire July 3 of last year and is now celebrating one year in business. We look back at the company’s startup beginnings with some of its key executives and discover what the future holds for one of the nation’s largest tire distributors.

Listen above or find this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and Spreaker.

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FCA Names Bridgestone Americas Sustainability Supplier of the Year

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Bridgestone Americas recently announced that it has been named Sustainability Supplier of the Year by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

The announcement was made at FCA’s Annual Supplier Conference and Award Ceremony in Detroit, Michigan. According to Bridgestone, this award helps to showcase the company’s commitment to conform to social, ethical and environmental principles throughout its supply chain.

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Bridgestone to invest $41 million in Europe to enhance manufacturing

BRUSSELS, Belgium—Bridgestone is committing $41 million throughout the coming four years to digitize the manufacturing processes at its eight European plants with a goal of more quickly and flexibly meeting “evolving” customer demands.

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IRC2019 programme announced

London – Speakers from Bridgestone, Pirelli, Continental, Tokyo Institute of Technology and the University of Twente will be among the high-profile participants in this year’s International Rubber Conference (IRC2019) in London.

Being held 3-5 Sept at the Oval cricket ground, IRC2019 will feature 160 talks scheduled over four sessions each day, according to the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3).

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Bridgestone enlarging its Central Europe operation

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As of 1 July, Bridgestone Europe’s Central Europe region will grow to include the four countries currently grouped as the Nordic region. Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will join Austria, Germany in Switzerland in the enlarged regional operation.

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TireHub Enters New Market Within First Year Of Operations

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TireHub, the national tire distributor cofounded by Bridgestone Americas Inc. and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., recently announced that the company has opened a new TireHub Logistics Center (TLC) in Ft. Myers, Florida.

“Being able to expand into a new market within our first year of business is a milestone that we are incredibly proud of,” said Peter Gibbons, CEO of TireHub. “Ft. Myers is a perfect fit.

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