Bridgestone EMEA targets ‘emerging market’ with new appointment

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Brussels – Bridgestone Europe has appointed Mete Ekin, formerly regional managing director Middle East and Africa, to the position of VP Bridgestone emerging markets, effective 1 Oct.

In the newly created position, Ekin will oversee ‘emerging markets’ including Bridgestone EMEA’s  businesses in Africa, the Middle East, and Russia, the Japanese tire maker announced 1 Oct.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Bridgestone, Nashville Predators Extend Naming Rights Agreement for Bridgestone Arena Through 2030

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) and the Nashville Predators today jointly celebrated the beginning of a new hockey season by announcing an extension to their naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena through 2030. The agreement…

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Bridgestone Tire and Rubber Expertise Supports Barrier-less Bus Access in Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Athlete Village

TOKYO, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tire and rubber manufacturer and the Official Tire Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced that its extensive tire and material expertise has helped produce a new solution…

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Bridgestone’s Ecopia line to be standard on some 2020 Ford Escape models

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.― Ford Motor Co. has specified the Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus as an original equipment fitment on select models of the 2020 Ford Escape SUV.

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Bridgestone studying power-generating tires

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. is studying the supply of electricity to in-wheel electric motors through tires, as part of a major research project to support wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, the company announced 5 Sept.

The tire & rubber company has partnered with Fujimoto laboratory of the graduate school of frontier sciences at the University of Tokyo and motion & control specialist NSK Ltd for the programme which is spearheaded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

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Bridgestone retains top spot in Global Tire ranking

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Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. retained the title of world’s largest tire maker for the 11th straight year, edging out France’s Group Michelin again.

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Bridgestone Americas Announces Leadership Changes

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Bridgestone Americas has announced changes to its senior leadership structure, effective from September 16.

Aligned with the global leadership changes within its parent company Bridgestone Corporation, the new changes are a part of its initiative to develop global leaders throughout the company.

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New Firestone tyre joins premium Bridgestone option in all-season portfolio

Firestone launched the second generation of its new all-season touring tyre, the Multiseason earlier in the year. Accommodating a wide variety of cars and drivers, the tyre joins other recent models, such as Roadhawk and Vanhawk 2, supplied by the Bridgestone brand to offer reliable tyres at a value price point. The Firestone Multiseason was preceded by its premium sister-brand Bridgestone’s latest product designed to take advantage of the all-season growth market.

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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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