Bridgestone to build racing tire factory in Akron

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Akron, Ohio – Bridgestone Americas Inc. plans to build a dedicated racing tire plant in Akron near its technical centre, company officials have announced.

The facility will replace an existing race-tire unit in the original Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. Plant One building, said Cara Adams, chief engineer at Bridgestone Americas Motorsports.

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Bridgestone unveils Bandag retread for on-/off-road applications

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NASHVILLE — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has added an on-/off-road drive-axle tread design, the BLSS, to its line of Bandag-brand precured tread rubber products.

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The thinking behind Bridgestone’s TomTom Telematics acquisition

Bridgestone’s successful acquisition of TomTom Telematics follows earlier reports that both Michelin and Bridgestone were vying to buy the Telematics business unit from Netherlands-based company TomTom . In addition, according to Dutch financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad, Michelin was one of four in the running. For its part, Michelin was allegedly aiming to add the business into its Michelin Solutions portfolio.

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Low Rolling Resistance Tires Market 2018: By Key Manufacturers Yokohama Tire Corporation, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Sumitomo, Continental, Hankook Tire, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Michelin, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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Global low rolling resistance tires market was valued at USD 60.5 Billion in 2017 and growing at a CAGR of 12.3% in the forecast period of 2018 and 2025. The upcoming market report contains data for historic years 2015 & 2016, the base year of calculation is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2025.

Market Segmentation: Global Low Rolling Resistance Tires Market

The global low rolling resistance tire market is segmented based on type, application, end user application and geography.

Based on type, the market is

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Bridgestone buying Tomtom Telematics for 910 million euros

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Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire its telematics business for a cash consideration of 910 million euros. Michelin had also been named as a suitor for the business when the news that TomTom Telematics was for sale emerged in November 2018 .

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New Bridgestone Blizzak designed for longer life, enhanced performance

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.—More than a decade and a half after introducing the Blizzak winter tire line, Bridgestone Americas has rolled out the latest iteration of the Blizzak that it claims will last longer than previous versions.

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Bridgestone to supply tires for Audi e-tron

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Bridgestone has been selected as a supplier to the Audi e-tron. The tire manufacturer will supply six different tires from 19in to 21in – four summer and two winter sizes – as original fitments.

Bridgestone’s Alenza 001 summer tire is specially designed for SUVs. It has a block structure that optimizes contact with the road to improve steering response on corners and stability when driving on a straight. It achieves an A grade for wet grip on the EU label.

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Global Tires Market Analysis, Estimates Trends, and Forecasts, 2016-2024: Growing Role of Nanotechnology Offers Benefits That Cover the Entire Life-Cycle of Tires

DUBLIN, Jan 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “Tires – Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin…

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Mergers, acquisitions help to define 2018

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Merger-and-acquisition activity soared to unprecedented heights in 2018, especially in the North American wholesale and retail sectors.

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Bridgestone Names New VP

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Bridgestone Americas has announced that Tom Lehner has been named vice president, government relations, effective immediately. Lehner is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Bridgestone’s government relationships in the US, Latin America and Canada.

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