Goodyear Opens Silicon Valley Office

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has opened its first office in the Silicon Valley to connect with automakers, suppliers, and mobility-related startups.

The company said its initial focuses for the new office are to optimize tires and service solutions for autonomous vehicles and ride sharing fleets; to utilize tire and vehicle data to plan for tire replacement and service; and to connect with leaders in the automotive industry.

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Yokohama’s Geolandar picked as OE tire for new Jeep Compass

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Yokohama Rubber announced that it has begun supplying its “Geolandar G055” as original equipment for FCA US LLC all-new Jeep Compass, which went on sale in North America in June 2017. The new Compass will come factory-equipped with 225/55R18 98H size tires. In addition, YOKOHAMA’s “Geolandar SUV” is original equipment on the Jeep Compass that the automaker launched in China in late 2016. The “Geolandar G055” is an SUV tire based on the Company’s leading-edge “BluEarth” tire technology.

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Pirelli designs OE tire for BMW Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo

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Engineers of Pirelli developed this tire precisely according to specifications of the Auto-mobile manufacture from the Bavarian town of Buchloe. With this special edition the renowned manufacturer will equip its new models BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo Saloon and Touring, both with all-wheel drive. ALPINA homologated this version of the P Zero, cus-tomized to the individual characteristics of these car models. The original equipment tyres are easy to recognize by the ALP-marking on the tyre wall.

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Bridgestone HosePower Announces Acquisition of Seattle-based Fittings, Inc.

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ORANGE PARK, Fla., July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone HosePower (Hosepower), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, today announced it is expanding its hose solutions business in the Pacific Northwest by acquiring Fittings, Inc., (Fittings), a hydraulic and i…

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Bridgestone Honoured by VW

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Bridgestone was recognized by Volkswagen Group Award for Innovation & Technology.

During the 15th edition of the Volkswagen Group Awards, Bridgestone received an award in the category of Innovation & Technology.

“Bridgestone teams worldwide are honoured by this prestigious award for Innovation & Technology,” said Paolo Ferrari, CEO & President of Bridgestone EMEA.

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Global Automotive Aftermarket – Automotive

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LONDONJuly 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Aftermarket in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Mechanical Products, Electrical Products, Electronic Products, Exterior and Structural Products, Motor Oil, Fluids and Additives, and Appearance Chemicals. 

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, CanadaJapanEuropeAsia-PacificMiddle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. 

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Mahindra & Mahindra names Apollo Tyres its ‘Business Partner of the Year’

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Major Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra bestowed its ‘Business Partner of the Year’ award upon Apollo Tyres at its recent annual suppliers meeting. The award, the highest recognition given to any supplier for overall outstanding performance during the entire financial year, was accepted by Satish Sharma, Apollo Tyres’ Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa region president, and Sandeep Mathur, the tyre maker’s head of OEM and Institutional Business.

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Bridgestone Plant Earns GM Supplier Award

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“At Bridgestone, we are committed to working with GM to provide the highest quality products and solutions that reflect our combined focus on performance, sustainability and innovation. We are honoured to be recognized by GM for the delivery of high quality products that meet the dynamic needs of the driving public,” said Michael Darr, Wilson plant manager. “We are proud of the Wilson team that has achieved numerous safety awards, in addition to this prestigious recognition.”

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TIA Board Elects Brian Rigney as the 2017-2018 Secretary

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(Bowie, MD – 7/5/2017) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, held its mid-year board of directors meeting on June 21–June 23 and elected Brian Rigney as its new board secretary effective Monday, October 30, 2017.

Brian Rigney is currently the President of Dill Air Controls Products and has 16 years of experience within the tire industry.

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Bridgestone Honoured by Subaru

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Bridgestone was recently honoured with a Subaru Quality-Delivery-Partnership Award, which recognizes the outstanding quality of Bridgestone original equipment tires supplied for the Subaru Outback and Subaru Impreza vehicles.

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