Tag: Bridgestone

Platinum Caterpillar supplier status for Bridgestone OTR tyre plant

Platinum Caterpillar supplier status for Bridgestone OTR tyre plant

Monday 19th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Bridgestone off-the-road tyre plant in Bloomington, USA has been granted Platinum certification in the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). This achievement follows two years of holding Gold level SQEP certification with the earthmover machinery manufacturer.

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Bridgestone supplying Ecopia tyres to 11 WSC teams

Bridgestone supplying Ecopia tyres to 11 WSC teams

Friday 16th June 2017 | 0 Comments

So far, Bridgestone Corporation has entered into agreements to provide its Ecopia tyres to 11 teams participating in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The list of teams supplied by Bridgestone is given below.

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Brisa names Alemdar CEO

Brisa names Alemdar CEO

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Cevdet Alemdar has been appointed chief executive officer of Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci. He started in this role on 15 May, succeeding Yigit Gurcay, who had held this position since August 2015.

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Bridgestone adds aircraft tire retreading warehouse

Monday 12th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA, which operates a 160,000-square-foot aircraft tyre retreading facility in Rockingham County, North Carolina, is expanding with a new warehouse in nearby Madison.

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Bridgestone secures FirstGroup global fleet partnership

Bridgestone secures FirstGroup global fleet partnership

Thursday 8th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has secured the largest commercial fleet contract in its history, a $110m, five-year deal with transport operator FirstGroup. Bridgestone will supply tyres to more than 60,000 of FirstGroup’s buses and coaches in the USA, Canada and the UK.

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European tour leads to continental implementations for e-jobsheet

European tour leads to continental implementations for e-jobsheet

Thursday 8th June 2017 | 0 Comments

CAM’s digital tablet-based work exchange for truck, bus and van, e-jobsheet is to be implemented by key dealers outside the UK following the success of a three-month European tour visiting Sweden, Denmark, Norway, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

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Bridgestone tyres OE on Yamaha Star Venture

Bridgestone tyres OE on Yamaha Star Venture

Wednesday 7th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Yamaha Motor has unveiled a new touring bike, the Star Venture, and Bridgestone tyres have been selected as original equipment. The Exedra G853 will be fitted as a front wheel fitment in size 130/70 R18M/C 63H and the Exedra G852 for the rear wheel in size 200/55 R16M/C 77H.

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Bridgestone raising car, van, SUV tyre prices

Tuesday 6th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Prices for Bridgestone car, van and SUV tyre ranges will increase by an average of three per cent in European markets as of 1 July 2017. Bridgestone Europe states that it has adjusted prices in response to “significant raw material cost increases” in the last 12 months.

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Bridgestone wins further Chinese patent infringement case

Thursday 1st June 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has won a patent case against Guangzhou-based Wanli Tire. Bridgestone's success follows another victory last September's this time against Triangle Tyre. According to Nikkier, Bridgestone said the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court in April reached a favourable ruling regarding a patent infringement lawsuit Bridgestone filed in October 2015. The suit alleged Wanli of manufacturing and selling tyres with tread patterns used in Bridgestone's Dueler A/T Revo 2 tyres for sports utility vehicles.

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Bridgestone presents M-Series tyres and Tirematics at CV Show

Bridgestone presents M-Series tyres and Tirematics at CV Show

Wednesday 31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone showcased its range of premium services, including its new M-Series commercial tyre line-up, to representatives of “hundreds of businesses” at the CV Show 2017. It adds that it concluded “a prestigious fleet agreement” with dairy firm Arla during the event.

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Bridgestone extends Arla fleet agreement

Bridgestone extends Arla fleet agreement

Friday 26th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has extended its fleet supply agreement with Arla Foods, taking the relationship into a 10th consecutive year. In addition to its premium brand tyres, the manufacturer will also supply its tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and Total Tyre Care support to the 13,500-strong dairy farmer cooperative until at least 2020. Arla said call-out times have been reduced by up to 30 per cent as a direct result of Bridgestone’s support, explaining the decision to renew its contract.

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Bridgestone’s Russia tyre plant to officially open next week

Bridgestone’s Russia tyre plant to officially open next week

Friday 19th May 2017 | 0 Comments

An official opening ceremony for Bridgestone’s new passenger car tyre factory in Russia will be held next Thursday, states the tyre maker. Although commercial production at the Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing C.I.S. LLC facility began last December, on 25 May more than 200 invited guests, including key Bridgestone partners, suppliers and representatives from local, regional, national and also Japanese government authorities, will attend a ceremony at the 81-hectare plant site in the Zavolzhye Industrial Zone, some 560 miles southeast of Moscow.

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Bridgestone’s acquisition of Group Ayme completed

Bridgestone’s acquisition of Group Ayme completed

Thursday 18th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone now operates a total of more than 900 First Stop, Speedy and Côté Route retail outlets in France now that the company’s acquisition of Group Ayme and its 104 points of sale has been completed. The deal was finalised yesterday, reports Bridgestone EMEA; the French competition authorities gave clearance and authorised the transaction without any restrictions.

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Video: Bridgestone produces new tyres for Jaguar XJ220

Video: Bridgestone produces new tyres for Jaguar XJ220

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has kitted out the Jaguar XJ220 with its first now set of tyres for a decade, with the results brought to life in a feature video with the Don Law team. The project was first announced in September; Bridgestone has used the latest technology to produce the tyres, craved by the owners of these classic cars for some years. A full length video of the project can be viewed below.

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GM collaborating with tyre makers on natural rubber sustainability

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

General Motors has committed itself to sourcing original equipment tyres produced from sustainable natural rubber. The vehicle manufacturer views this step as an industry first and says its aim is to help “drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labour rights.”

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