Tag: Bridgestone

irtec Tyre gains momentum

irtec Tyre gains momentum

Friday 1st December 2017 | 0 Comments

In January, Bridgestone became the first organisation to trial the new tyre accreditation scheme, irtec Tyre, by testing technicians on their practical and theoretical skills. Now Tructyre and leading coach firms have announced that they have adopted the standard too. Tructyre, the well-known Tyre fleet management specialist, has become the latest organisation to trial irtec Tyre, with four technicians at the Ashford depot accredited in recent months, and John Brand, group operations manager, believes the scheme will thrive due to the impartiality of its assessments.

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Bridgestone continues rollout of Toolbox platform

Bridgestone continues rollout of Toolbox platform

Tuesday 28th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Toolbox is the name Bridgestone Corporation has given to its latest-generation digital tyre assessment and asset tracking platform for bus and truck tyres. Available as both a desktop and mobile application, Toolbox is already available in Europe and several other global regions, including Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Latin America, and is scheduled for release in Japan next month. By the end of 2017, it will be deployed in more than 80 countries, and available in over 30 languages.

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Australia centre a model for Bridgestone’s global mining solutions

Australia centre a model for Bridgestone’s global mining solutions

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

A new mining solution base has been set up in Western Australia to provide Bridgestone mining tyres, conveyor belts, and hydraulic hoses, as well as related services, to mine and port customers in the region. Bridgestone says the technologies and expertise accumulated at this base will be employed as the company systematically establishes new mining solution centres in areas near major mines worldwide.

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Firestone announces Battle of the Bands shortlist

Firestone announces Battle of the Bands shortlist

Wednesday 15th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Firestone has announced its shortlist of six unsigned acts for its latest Battle of the Bands competition. Around 300 acts have been whittled down to six and voting is now open to the public on the tyre manufacturer's website to decide the final three. When voting closes on 23 November, the chosen acts will go onto play in the overall grand final on 14 December in Birmingham.

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VX-Tractor: ‘Regular inflation’ tyre joins Bridgestone agricultural range

VX-Tractor: ‘Regular inflation’ tyre joins Bridgestone agricultural range

Wednesday 15th November 2017 | 0 Comments

When Bridgestone announced its flagship brand’s entry into the agricultural tyre business in Europe in 2014, the range it introduced was one featuring the latest innovations, such as the Very High Flexion (VF) technology seen in the Bridgestone VT-Tractor. Standard agricultural tyres remained the preserve of the company’s Firestone brand, however this is no longer the case – at this year’s Agritechnica fair in Germany, the tyre maker unveiled the first standard segment agricultural tyre for Europe to wear the Bridgestone name.

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Despite lower income, Bridgestone anticipates stable 2017 profits

Friday 10th November 2017 | 0 Comments

While sales at Bridgestone Corporation were 8.9 per cent higher year-on-year in the first nine months of 2017, increasing raw material costs contributed to lower income. On the basis of its performance during quarters one to three of the current fiscal year, the company has decreased its full-year projections for sales and income.

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‘No silver bullet’ for successful fleet partnership – Bridgestone

‘No silver bullet’ for successful fleet partnership – Bridgestone

Thursday 9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Having recorded a number of significant fleet wins during 2017, Bridgestone states that a number of factors combined make its proposition attractive to fleets when the pitching process begins. Fleets signing deals with Bridgestone in 2017 include Simon Gibson Transport, ARR Craib, Greggs, and the global First Group agreement. The company says there isn’t one compelling factor to secure a fleet business for a premium tyre manufacturer; in fact commercial sales director Greg Ward believes there are five or six behind any successful partnership.

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Yves Kerstens to leave Bridgestone

Thursday 9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation shares that Yves Kerstens, chief technology officer of its Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. subsidiary, will leave the company on 31 December 2017. Yoshikazu Shida, currently director of Bridgestone Corporation’s Public Relations and Environmental External Relations division, will succeed him in this position in early January.

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Bridgestone’s sale of Speedco finalised

Bridgestone’s sale of Speedco finalised

Thursday 2nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

US-based truck service and tyre care chain Speedco now has a new owner following the finalisation of its acquisition by Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. Previously owned by Bridgestone Americas, the Speedco network contains more than 52 outlets across the USA; its acquisition means the number of Love’s-operated tyre service and lube facilities climbs to more than 320.

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Bridgestone: £859 million invested in share acquisition so far

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Last month, Bridgestone Corporation acquired 1.976 million of its common shares. The company reports that the acquisition of these shares cost more than 10.56 billion yen (£70.4 million).

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EICMA debut for additions to Bridgestone Battlax portfolio

EICMA debut for additions to Bridgestone Battlax portfolio

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

No less than five new Bridgestone Battlax motorcycle tyres will be shown to the public for the first time at EICMA 2017 this month. The touring, adventure, scooter and racing segment tyres will be on display at the Bridgestone stand (Hall 24, Stand G57) between 7 and 12 November. The new additions to the Battlax range are:

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Two new additions to Dayton truck tyre range

Two new additions to Dayton truck tyre range

Friday 27th October 2017 | 0 Comments

A further two products are joining the range of Dayton truck tyres available in European markets. Manufactured in Europe by Bridgestone, the first sizes in the D550S steer tyre and D650D drive tyre lines come to market this month.

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Bridgestone gains place on CDP’s Water ‘A’ List

Bridgestone gains place on CDP’s Water ‘A’ List

Tuesday 24th October 2017 | 0 Comments

CDP, the UK-based non-profit global environmental disclosure platform formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, has named Bridgestone Corporation to this year’s Water A List. More than 700 companies were assessed by CDP, and Bridgestone one of only 73 companies named to the A List.

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Porsche approves Bridgestone tyres for Cayenne

Porsche approves Bridgestone tyres for Cayenne

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has been selected by Porsche to be a tyre supplier for the third generation Porsche Cayenne. The Dueler H/P Sport which is being fitted to the Cayenne in the 19-inch front 255/55 ZR19 and rear 275/50 ZR19 sizes and the 20-inch front 275/45 ZR20 and rear 305/40 ZR20 sizes, was fully developed at the Bridgestone European Technical Centre in Rome. The tyres will be produced at the Bridgestone plant in Poznan, Poland and will bear the marking ‘N0’ on the sidewall to denote their original equipment status.

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Bridgestone releases latest Mid-term Management Plan

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation today announced the outline of its Mid-term Management Plan for 2017 (2017MTP), which covers the five years from 2018 to 2022. The 2017MTP continues the Bridgestone Group focus, held since the 2013MTP, on three key subjects – cultivating global corporate culture, developing human resources capable of global management, and upgrading the company’s global management structure.

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