NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Retail Operations is planning to open 50 company-owned retail tire stores this year, after a year when the company’s store network reported a net gain of about 23 stores.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) is showcasing its integrated portfolio of products, technologies and services for the off-the-road (OTR) industry at North Hall booth #N13166 during ConExpo-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas.
At ConExpo 2020, the company says visitors to the Bridgestone booth will experience a variety of integrated technologies that monitor and track tire health to help prevent downtime. Central to this area of the exhibit is a demo of the next generation Bridgestone PressureStat Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) solution.
Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. is strengthening its brand strategies ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games and following weak results in 2019.
The Japanese tire & rubber group reported 19% year-on-year decline in operating profit to Yen326 billion (€2.7 billion), on 3% lower sales of Yen3,525 billion, Bridgestone announced 17 Feb.
Net sales in the tire segment fell 3% to Yen2,953 billion, while operating profit dropped 17% to Yen325 billion.
Isn’t it time the market considered the full value proposition of intelligent tires, asks Dr Hans R. Dorfi, director, digital engineering, Americas Technical Center, Bridgestone Americas, ahead of his presentation at the Tire Technology Expo Conference in just a few weeks’ time.
Bridgestone announced its product lineup for 2020 during its inaugural Canadian Trade Show held on February 4th in Mississauga, Ontario.
During the lunch break, Jason Blackwell, Consumer Education Specialist, Consumer Replacement, Bridgestone, introduced attendees to the three new tires the company plans to launch this year—Firestone Destination LE3, Firestone Firehawk Pursuit and Firestone Firehawk Pursuit AWT.
Firestone Firehawk Destination LE3
Brussels – Bridgestone Corp. is monitoring the spread of deadly Coronavirus closely and will taken necessary steps “as things progress”, the company said in a written statement 10 Feb.
The Japanese tire maker said its operations or personnel in the region had not been impacted by the outbreak of the virus, which has claimed more than 900 lives, mainly in China.
Pomp’s Tire Service has completed the purchase of 19 GCR Tires & Service (GCR) stores from Bridgestone Americas.
The purchase of these locations will allow Pomp’s to serve more customers in markets where it currently operates, as well as expand the Pomp’s footprint to include new geographic regions. Founded in 1939, Pomp’s is a leading provider of commercial truck tires, off-the-road tires and Bandag retreads.
The Japanese company wants to get its non-pneumatic tire technology into the hands of commercial truck owners rather than onto ordinary passenger vehicles.
Tire Technology Expo Conference has just released an updated conference program, featuring even more new speakers. With over 170 presentations in total across 12 dedicated streams, leading organizations set to speak at the event include Bridgestone, Continental, Ducati, ExxonMobil, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Hankook, Jaguar Land Rover, Lamborghini, Michelin, Pirelli, and Yokohoma.
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.