Tag: Bridgestone

Bridgestone highlighting mobility solutions at IAA

Bridgestone highlighting mobility solutions at IAA

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

In addition to its latest line-up of Bridgestone and Firestone tyres, Bridgestone intends to display its latest tech solutions at the 68th annual International Motor Show (IAA). The company states that the following solutions will be showcased at the Frankfurt fair in September:

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Lookalike tyres fail to stump the experts

Lookalike tyres fail to stump the experts

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

You have to get up early to fool a Tyrepress.com reader. A couple of weeks ago we asked who could correctly identify five winter tyres with remarkably similar tread patterns – and most respondents could.

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Bridgestone an FCA Supplier of the Year

Bridgestone an FCA Supplier of the Year

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Americas says it is honoured to be one of FCA’s Supplier of the Year awardees in the North America region. The tyre maker was one of 19 supplier partners acknowledged at the 2019 annual Supplier Conference and Award Ceremony in Detroit.

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Functional design or identity crisis?

Functional design or identity crisis?

17th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Directional or v-shaped treads offer several advantages on wet and snow-covered roads. Such patterns provide good levels of traction and also effectively remove water from the contact patch, thus offering stability and protection against aquaplaning. These characteristics make directional patterns an obvious choice for winter and all-season tyres, and it’s no surprise that the v-shaped tread is well-represented in these segments.

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Ex-Bridgestone Helton to lead TBC’s Midas

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Midas, which has more than 2,100 franchised, licensed and company-owned Midas auto shops in 14 countries (including 1,200 in the US and Canada), recently promoted Will Helton to vice president and general manager. Helton joined Midas two years ago from Bridgestone. Prior to the promotion he was division vice president of the Central US and Canada Regions at Midas. At Bridgestone Helton was Region Manager which was the culmination of 16 years with Bridgestone.

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Bridgestone pulling away at the top of global tyre manufacturer rankings

Bridgestone pulling away at the top of global tyre manufacturer rankings

3rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

This month’s magazine includes our annual leading tyre manufacturers table (click here for more). Ranking the world’s biggest and big tyre firms in this way gives everyone a baseline reference for gauging different firms’ performance and – if previous years are anything to go by – it can be a real conversation starter as well.

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Bridgestone joins Euronext Vigeo World 120

Bridgestone joins Euronext Vigeo World 120

1st July 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation reports its inclusion in the Euronext Vigeo World 120 index, a leading stock investment index focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.

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Bridgestone invests €36 million commitment in smart factory project

Bridgestone invests €36 million commitment in smart factory project

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is investing 36 million euros into the digitisation of its manufacturing operations. The company states this smart factory project will enable Bridgestone to respond faster and more flexibly to evolving customer demands, while enabling production to use less energy and produce less waste. The investment will also fund training fo4r Bridgestone employees to operate industry-leading digital technologies. The tyre manufacturer says this will subsequently help to improve resource efficiency and job satisfaction.

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Bridgestone enlarging its Central Europe operation

Bridgestone enlarging its Central Europe operation

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

As of 1 July, Bridgestone Europe’s Central Europe region will grow to include the four countries currently grouped as the Nordic region. Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will join Austria, Germany in Switzerland in the enlarged regional operation.

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Bridgestone Enliten lightweight tyre tech to reduce rolling resistance, weight

Bridgestone Enliten lightweight tyre tech to reduce rolling resistance, weight

13th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has launched Enliten, a new lightweight tyre technology designed to reduce rolling resistance and contribute to the reduction of a vehicle’s CO2 emissions, while providing the same wear life as a standard original equipment tyre. The company states the new material will benefit car manufacturers, drivers, and the environment.

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2nd generation Firestone Multiseason all-season car tyre launched

2nd generation Firestone Multiseason all-season car tyre launched

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Firestone has launched the second generation of its new all-season touring tyre, the Multiseason. Accommodating a wide variety of cars and drivers, the tyre joins other recent models, such as Roadhawk and Vanhawk 2, supplied by the Bridgestone brand to offer reliable tyres at a value price point.

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US distributor TireHub expands

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

TireHub, the USA-based tyre distributor co-founded by Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear Tire & Rubber, has undergone its first expansion since its creation last July with the opening of a new TireHub Logistics Center (TLC) in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Bridgestone launches Coach-AP 001

Bridgestone launches Coach-AP 001

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has launched its first tyre fully dedicated to the coach segment, the Coach-AP 001. The tyre is designed to offer cost efficiency, comfort, and safety in dry and wet, wintery conditions alike, with high labelling scores for rolling resistance and pass-by noise.

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MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

During the first half of 2019, Manchester-based commercial wheel services company MWheels has been implementing an evolutionary process to change its target. The company has sought to position itself differently within its markets; from a UK wheel distributor campaigning for legislative input on wheel safety, to a European provider of wheels and wheel services designed to make commercial operators more aware of the safety and business implications of fitting and maintaining the most suitable products for their fleets. “The last four months,” chief executive officer Matthew Mardle tells Tyres & Accessories, “have been a big success in following through on the strategies” implemented since the changes in leadership at the helm of the company in January – Mardle was appointed CEO, while company founder John Ellis took up a new position as chairman – and, in the longer term, since the company opened its European operation, MWheels GmbH, in Germany.

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Tyre makers honoured with GM & Ford supplier awards

Tyre makers honoured with GM & Ford supplier awards

7th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Several tyre makers have received new silverware of late, with OEM partners in the vehicle manufacturing sector handing out awards to honour their suppliers. We’ve already shared news of awards Hankook Tire received from Honda and General Motors; more recently, Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, Maxxis and Pirelli have commented on the accolades they’ve gained.

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