Tag: Bridgestone

Global rollout for Bridgestone’s BASys retreading tool

Global rollout for Bridgestone’s BASys retreading tool

Monday 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The BASys solution that Bridgestone introduced into its European retreading operations last year is now being implemented around the world. The global rollout of BASys begins in Latin America this month.

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First ‘Air Free’ Bridgestone tyres by 2019

First ‘Air Free’ Bridgestone tyres by 2019

Friday 21st April 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has announced its aim of bringing airless tyres to market by 2019, however don’t expect to find them in sizes suitable for your car. The commercialisation of the company’s Air Free Concept, which was first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013, will begin with a non-pneumatic bicycle tyre. Together with Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd, Bridgestone Corporation has developed what it calls a “next-generation bicycle tyre” as part of the Air Free project, and now plans to undertake feasibility studies ahead of a market launch.

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Bridgestone: GM award ‘testament to our product, engineering and manufacturing performance’

Bridgestone: GM award ‘testament to our product, engineering and manufacturing performance’

Friday 21st April 2017 | 0 Comments

General Motors recognised 118 of its best global suppliers during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony on 31 March in Orlando, Florida. Automotive suppliers from 15 countries received GM’s Supplier of the Year award for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, providing customers with the most innovative technologies and the industry’s highest-quality vehicles. More than half of the suppliers were repeat winners from 2015, including Bridgestone Corporation, who received an award for the second consecutive year and for the 15th occasion in total.

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Bridgestone rededicates US data centre

Wednesday 19th April 2017 | 0 Comments

After two years and an investment of US$17.3 million, Bridgestone Americas’ core information technology systems are now housed under the one roof. The tyre maker officially rededicated its Akron Data Center yesterday.

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No Le Mans win, but Bridgestone back on motorcycle championship podium

No Le Mans win, but Bridgestone back on motorcycle championship podium

Wednesday 19th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, Bridgestone’s Nico Thuy commented that the tyre maker was “aiming for great results with our new team partners” during the year’s FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) series, and during the second round event this goal was realised with a second-place finish. On 16 April, some 75,000 spectators watched the YART Yamaha Official EWC Team finish the 24 Heures Motos Le Mans less than 20 seconds behind fellow Yamaha-backed team GMT 94. The two teams finished 12 laps ahead of the rest of the field.

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Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with “Built for Better” campaign

Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with “Built for Better” campaign

Wednesday 12th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Bandag is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign that aims to “reinvigorate the retread category.” The retreading specialist, which has been a business of Bridgestone Americas and part of Bridgestone Corporation since 2007, is introducing its “Built for Better” platform to unite the Bandag brand globally and to position retreads as an “innovative, sustainable business solution for fleet customers of any size.”

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Bridgestone aims for ‘glorious return’ at Le Mans 24 Hours Moto

Bridgestone aims for ‘glorious return’ at Le Mans 24 Hours Moto

Friday 7th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is upbeat about its first race back in world championship motorcycle competition, after the YART Yamaha Official EWC Team on Bridgestone tyres topped preliminary testing at Le Mans on 28 and 29 March.

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Bridgestone updates its CSR commitment

Monday 3rd April 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation has refined its global corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment. It says the new CSR commitment, titled ‘Our Way to Serve’, builds upon the company’s initial, 22 focus point CSR programme, which has been in place for a decade. The ‘Our Way to Serve’ programme is centred around three priority areas – Mobility, People and Environment.

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Hickleys in Taunton joins First Stop tyre retail network

Hickleys in Taunton joins First Stop tyre retail network

Friday 24th March 2017 | 0 Comments

First Stop has added a new outlet in Taunton, as automotive equipment supplier Hickleys joins the fast fit network. After growing to a total of 72 centres by the end of 2016, First Stop is continuing to evolve and expand via a new approach to recruitment. First Stop’s retail business consultant Ollie Turpie is targeting businesses not currently boasting a tyre retail arm. Hickleys, based in Castle Street, offers a broad range of automotive solutions, from diagnostic equipment right through to heating and air conditioning installations.

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Bridgestone supplies Jaguar XJ220 with first new tyres for ten years

Bridgestone supplies Jaguar XJ220 with first new tyres for ten years

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone introduced its project to produce current- technology tyres for the Jaguar XJ220; a development it says has been craved by the classic car’s owners for some years. Four months, 17 specs and hundreds of laps later, the prototypes have been produced, evaluated, and tested, and the final tyre has been approved by Bridgestone engineers and XJ220 aficionado Justin Law, who participated in the project.

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Brand Finance: Bridgestone the most valuable tyre brand

Brand Finance: Bridgestone the most valuable tyre brand

Monday 13th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Even through raw material costs are on the rise and these are driving up tyre prices, eight of the ten tyre brands deemed most valuable by Brand Finance have seen their brand values rise during the past year.

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Bridgestone discusses Euro 6 influence on commercial vehicle tyres

Bridgestone discusses Euro 6 influence on commercial vehicle tyres

Friday 10th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The introduction of Euro VI vehicles has naturally led to evolution in the tyre sector. As one of the premium brands responsible for original equipment supply to large HGV manufacturers, such as Volvo, Mercedes, Man, Scania, and Renault, Bridgestone’s newest products have been developed to take Euro VI into account, made to withstand higher front axle loads of the more fuel efficient vehicles. “Our new highway, regional, and on/off specifications have been developed with a higher load index to support these new vehicle designs,” Bridgestone UK technical / field engineering manager - north region, Gary Powell explains.

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Bridgestone activates Olympic partnership for EMEA

Bridgestone activates Olympic partnership for EMEA

Friday 10th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s Olympic partnership was officially ‘activated’ within the EMEA region at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Paolo Ferrari, chief executive officer and president of Bridgestone EMEA, announced the partnership’s extension throughout the region at a press conference that was also attended by Christophe Dubi, the International Olympic Committee’s executive director of Olympic Games.

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New Bridgestone EMEA executive appointments

New Bridgestone EMEA executive appointments

Thursday 9th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Two new executive roles have been created in order to drive profitable growth within Bridgestone’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) business unit.

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Bridgestone a Clarivate Analytics Global Innovator

Bridgestone a Clarivate Analytics Global Innovator

Monday 6th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Clarivate Analytics has selected Bridgestone Corporation as one of it 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators. This is the second consecutive year that Bridgestone has been selected.

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