Bridgestone Celebrating 90 Years in Business

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Bridgestone celebrated the 90th anniversary of its founding on March 1, 2021.

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Birla Carbon awarded third consecutive Gold rating by EcoVadis for Sustainable Practices

Birla Carbon has been awarded a Gold level rating for sustainable practices, for the third consecutive year by EcoVadis. With a score of 71%, Birla Carbon occupies the top 2% of the companies assessed from its industry sector. The rating was provided after reviewing Birla Carbon’s sustainability practices, based on Birla Carbon’s sixth sustainability report, Share the Strength: Working Together for a Sustainable Future.

Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer, Birla Carbon shared, “With this third consecutive Gold rating, Birla Carbon continues to rank in the top of our industry and it is consistent with our drive to be the most respected, sustainable and dynamic global carbon black manufacturer. At Birla Carbon, sustainability is a group effort and involves each and every employee. We will continue to ‘Share the Strength’ through continuous innovation in the way we manufacture our products, support our communities and engage with our customers.”

Read the source article at Home | Carbon Black | Birla Carbon

Sumitomo Rubber joins Japan Hydrogen Association

Sumitomo Rubber has announced that it has joined the Japan Hydrogen Association after its membership application was approved mid-February. The Association’s aim is to promote global cooperation in every part of the hydrogen industry, alongside forming reliable supply chains for hydrogen.

Sumitomo says it is working to achieve net-zero CO2  emissions within its tire manufacturing processes by 2050, and has started to investigate the future use of hydrogen energy at its major tire factories in Japan.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Air France selected Michelin as the exclusive tire supplier for its aircraft fleet

Air France has renewed its trust in Michelin and has selected the French group as the exclusive tyre supplier for its aircraft fleet. The Michelin Group will equip the company’s short-, medium- and long-haul aircrafT (1) with new or retreaded tyres notably produced at the Saint Doulchard plant in Bourges, France.

Air France’s aircraft will be equipped with the most modern aircraft tyres, such as Radial Michelin® AIR X tyres incorporating NZG (Near Zero Growth) technology. Designed to guarantee a constant tyre diametre, this technology provides aircraft tyres with greater durability and exceptional resistance.

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Apollo Announces Price Increase for Vredestein Tires

The prices of Vredestein consumer tires are planned to increase on March 1.

The extent of the increase will be up to 5%, including adjustments at the article and pattern level.

The price increases reflect increases in raw material cost movement and an increase in global ocean freight rates, the company says.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Kumho Appoints New Senior Vice-President of Global Marketing

Kumho Tire has appointed Gangseung ‘Tony’ Lee as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, effective from January 1 this year.

Lee previously served as Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Hankook Tire Europe GmbH, and succeeds Namhwa Cho who has taken up the position of President of Kumho Tire Europe GmbH.

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Global Automakers Releases 2020 Q4 Sales Numbers

Following our transition into a new year, the Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) has released sales figures for its members in Q4 2020.

Given the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic during 2020, OEMs witnessed the shutting down of production facilities in Q1 and Q2, along with parts shortages, new inventory was significantly down during the course of the year.

By the end of 2020, GAC member sales total 900,767 units—a 21.4% decline compared with 2019 which saw 1,146,587 units sold.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca

Bridgestone Leverages Big Data to Implement Optimal Plantation for Higher Yield in Para Rubber Tree Farms

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Bridgestone Corporation announced that it has developed an optimization system for Para rubber tree plantation that utilizes big data to contribute to higher yield at rubber farms. Rubber farms deploy different clones of trees across vast areas and face various management issues, such as how to optimize the number of trees in a planting area and harvest procedures.

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Bridgestone To Debut Virtual City of the Future, Showcase Mobility Solutions at CES 2021

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), a global company focused on delivering sustainable mobility and advanced solutions to customers around the world, announced it will return to CES 2021, held virtually this year on Jan. 11-14, 2021. As…

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Michelin to Cut 2,300 Jobs in France in Shift to New Materials

Michelin plans to cut 11% of its French workforce over three years as the tire maker slashes costs and moves more aggressively into new markets in the face of Chinese competition.

Although no factories will be closed, a revamp will lead to as many as 1,200 job losses at plants and 1,100 positions in services, the manufacturer said Wednesday. The reductions will come through early retirement and voluntary redundancy and boost competitiveness 5% a year, it said.

Michelin cited “profound” structural shifts in the tire market led by a massive influx of low-cost tires as it explained the cutbacks. Making its French operations more efficient is key to compete in the future, the company said.

Read the source article at Bloomberg.com