Tag: Bridgestone

Bridgestone OE on BMW X5, 8 & 3 Series

Bridgestone OE on BMW X5, 8 & 3 Series

18th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone says it is the number one tyre supplier to BMW, and reinforces this by announcing original equipment arrangements for the latest X5, 8 Series and 3 Series models.

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Bridgestone: 98% of tier 1 suppliers acknowledge procurement policy

15th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The aim at Bridgestone Group is to use “100 per cent sustainable materials” by 2050 and beyond, and last year the tyre and rubber company introduced a new procurement policy to steer it towards this end. Under a partnership it began with CSR evaluation specialist EcoVadis in 2018, Bridgestone is now assessing its suppliers’ current sustainability practices and looking at what support may be needed to improve performance.

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Court win for Bridgestone in Shengtai Group infringement case

Court win for Bridgestone in Shengtai Group infringement case

12th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone says it “takes seriously any unauthorised use or infringement of its patents, design rights, trademarks, or any other intellectual property,” and in the past the tyre maker has shown itself willing to legally challenge such infringements. It has now announced another court victory: Bridgestone has received a favourable ruling from the Beijing Intellectual Property Court in its design rights infringement lawsuit against major Chinese tyre manufacturer Shengtai Group.

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Bridgestone developing tyres for Japanese Moon mission

Bridgestone developing tyres for Japanese Moon mission

11th April 2019 | 0 Comments

When you only have one-sixth the gravity you’re accustomed to, you need a tyre that makes good contact with the surface. This is why Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation have asked Bridgestone to contribute its expertise to their new joint project. The tyre maker will draw upon its knowledge of tyre contact patches and develop an elastic wheel that will support the weight, acceleration and braking of the lunar rover that JAXA and Toyota intend to build.

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Bridgestone opens new Mining Solution Centre in Australia

Bridgestone opens new Mining Solution Centre in Australia

11th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s mining tyre service subsidiary in Australia has established a second solution centre in the country. Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. (BMSA) opened the Hunter Valley Mining Solution Centre (HMSC) yesterday.

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Bridgestone Europe completes acquisition of TomTom Telematics

Bridgestone Europe completes acquisition of TomTom Telematics

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Europe has completed the acquisition of TomTom Telematics (Telematics) for €910 million. The deal passed the relevant regulatory stages, had full approval from TomTom’s shareholders, and received a positive response from TomTom’s works council, the tyre manufacturer states. Tyres & Accessories spoke with Bridgestone about the thinking behind the acquisition when it was announced in January.

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Bridgestone supports Stratford School road safety initiative

Bridgestone supports Stratford School road safety initiative

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Road safety is child’s play at one Warwickshire Primary School, thanks to a donation from Bridgestone. The tyre manufacturer gave £350 to Stratford-upon-Avon Primary School to allow the school to become Warwickshire Road Safety Club members.

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Michelin maintains position as world’s most valuable tyre brand: Brand Finance

Michelin maintains position as world’s most valuable tyre brand: Brand Finance

15th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has defended its title as the world’s most valuable tyre brand despite a 9 per cent decrease in brand value to US$7.2 billion, according to the latest report by leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy, Brand Finance.

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Bridgestone to show ‘world’s largest’ 4m tyre at Bauma 2019

Bridgestone to show ‘world’s largest’ 4m tyre at Bauma 2019

15th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone will return to construction and mining trade fair Bauma in 2019, presenting a selection of tyres, industrial products and targeted solutions developed for the industry. Bridgestone produces tyres for the world’s largest mining trucks, and will display one of these four-metre-tall tyres, the largest in the world, on its stand, alongside several new products.

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Bridgestone supply ologic technology tyres to Seat Minimó electric concept car

Bridgestone supply ologic technology tyres to Seat Minimó electric concept car

7th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Seat has chosen Bridgestone as its preferred tyre partner to equip its new Minimó electric concept car, presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Minimó sits on specially designed tyres that apply Bridgestone’s ologic technology. Anticipating the design lines of a tyre oriented towards micro-mobility and CASE (Connected Autonomous Share Electric) vehicles, the tyres were developed for the car brand at Bridgestone’s R&D Centre in Rome.

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Bridgestone to help Volkswagen ID. R in Nürburgring lap record bid

Bridgestone to help Volkswagen ID. R in Nürburgring lap record bid

21st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is supplying Potenza branded slick tyres as a new chapter in its Volkswagen supply partnership begins at the Green Hell of the Nürburgring. Volkswagen’s electric ID. R will aim to beat the lap record for electric vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in summer 2019. Bridgestone is a long-term original equipment tyre supplier for the firm’s production vehicles, and the new deal sees the companies expand their partnership into motorsport. The ID. R is the racing forerunner to the new ID. product family – Volkswagen’s wide range of purely electric vehicles to be launched from 2020.

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Bridgestone radials certified for Boeing 737 MAX 9

Bridgestone radials certified for Boeing 737 MAX 9

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone radial aircraft tyres have gained certification by Boeing for use as main tyres on the 737 MAX 9. This approval builds upon Bridgestone Corporation’s production of radial tyres for the 737 MAX 8.

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Bridgestone buying back up to 14 million shares

15th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is set to buy back as many as 12 million of its shares at a fixed price of 4,195 yen per share, based on the closing price at the time of the announcement.

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Bridgestone launches Blizzak LM005 winter tyre with A-grade wet grip

Bridgestone launches Blizzak LM005 winter tyre with A-grade wet grip

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has launched its newest winter tyre, the Blizzak LM005. Continuing from the LM001 which heralded a new generation of the manufacturer’s cold weather rubber, the Blizzak LM005 features a new tread pattern and the tyre-maker’s new Nano Pro-tech compound. These developments have helped Bridgestone produce a tyre to compare favourably with existing market competitors in snow and ice braking and wet grip, according to tests conducted by independent testing institute TÜV SÜD.

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Data increasingly important to future prospects in tyre and mobility sectors

Data increasingly important to future prospects in tyre and mobility sectors

11th February 2019 | 0 Comments

It is not unusual for the start of the year to be replete with corporate acquisitions. Some even happen while much of the western world is enjoying Christmas and new year holidays. While European FinTyre Distribution (EfTD) did indeed enact the latest move in its ongoing strategic purchasing programme during the 2018 holiday break, it seems that this year February was the month of choice for getting the chequebooks out, with Bridgestone, Michelin and – in the UK at least – Goodyear all announcing strategic spending. For different but connected reasons all three challenge us to consider the impact of changing mobility trends.

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