PARIS (Reuters) – The French government plans to discuss in two or three weeks time with all involved parties alternative scenarios for a French plant that tyre maker Bridgestone is considering closing, Junior Economy Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher said on Monday. The French government is looking into options to try to save jobs and prevent the closure of the Bethune tyre plant in northern France that Japan’s Bridgestone 5108.T plans to shut.
Given the challenging long-term evolution of the industry in the European passenger tyre market, Bridgestone has to consider structural measures to ensure the reduction of its production overcapacity and improve its cost efficiency.
After carefully studying all the potential options, the company announced during an Extraordinary Works Council today it intends to stop all activity at the Bethune plant, as it is the only viable path to safeguard the competitiveness of Bridgestone’s operations in Europe.
Bridgestone Americas announced Taren Rodabaugh has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Bridgestone Americas effective August 31.
She will lead the information technology strategy in support of the company’s ongoing evolution to become a sustainable mobility and advanced solutions company.
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Bridgestone Americas is urging drivers to perform tire safety and maintenance practices as part of National Tire Safety Week (August 31 – September 6).
Led by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), the National Tire Safety Week “Know Your Roll,” initiative aims to educate consumers about proper tire care and maintenance as they take to the road for the upcoming Labor Day weekend and throughout the remainder of the year.
Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian full-electric vehicle manufacturer startup, has announced a partnership with tire manufacturer Bridgestone.
The agreement covers the company’s first launch vehicle, the Zero, and tire supply for pilot vehicles that are due to start evaluation with fleet operators in early 2021.
Bridgestone‘s truck and bus radial (TBR) tire manufacturing plant in Warren County, Tennessee, recently celebrated 30 years of operations. The Warren County tire plant began manufacturing TBR tires in 1990 and today employs more than 1,000 people. The plant is located in Morrison, Tennessee. In 2018, Bridgestone announced a $40 million investment in the plant to meet market demand and address emerging customer needs.
Bridgestone has recently announced the introduction of its MasterCore off-the-road tire line, initially covering 63in tires and with additional patterns and sizes available to customers in 2021.
“After many years of global product development that produced advances in engineering, chemistry and material science, we are excited to introduce the MasterCore brand to mining customers all over the world,” said Tomohiro Kusano, vice president and senior officer, global mining, aircraft, agriculture solutions business at Bridgestone.
As tire requirements vary by customer, mine site and haul route, Bridgestone states that customization is at the heart of the design, enabling customers to tailor …
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. announced Charlie Rule, formerly vice president of operations, Latin America, has been named president, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Latin America (BATO LA), effective Aug. 1. Rule succeeds Joseph Saoud, who spearheaded two years of growth for the company’s Latin American business.