Tag: Bridgestone

Toyo sells half its Bridgestone shares

9th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The board of directors of Toyo Tire has decided to sell a portion of its stock holdings in Bridgestone.

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Tyremakers among 52 automotive suppliers in US$23 million antitrust settlement

6th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyre manufacturers Toyo, Bridgestone and Continental are amongst the 52 automotive suppliers that paid a total of $23 million in settlements for antitrust law violations in California, USA.

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Bridgestone adds 4 new tyres to moto racing range

Bridgestone adds 4 new tyres to moto racing range

3rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has added four new premium motorcycle tyres for release in 2020. The new additions are the Battlax Classic Racing CR11, the Battlax BT4, Battlax Racing Street RS11, and Battlecross E50 Extreme, for a variety of applications, from racetrack to road.

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Decennial shift in global PCLT tyre volume market share

Decennial shift in global PCLT tyre volume market share

29th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest global tyre market share figures from tyre industry analyst Astutus Research show how long-established, leading players headquartered in Japan, Europe, and North America have seen their volume share diminish, while Chinese, ASEAN, and selected other markets’ tyre manufacturers’ share has risen. The analyst states that in aggregate, the ten leading PCLT tyre manufacturers based in Japan, Europe and North America (J-E-NA) have lost almost 6 percentage points of market share since the end of 2011 (OE and replacement segments combined, volumes in tyre units). In part this reflects a strategic choice of some to focus on the higher value premium segments of the market.

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Pentalver praises Bridgestone’s products and services

Pentalver praises Bridgestone’s products and services

29th November 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the UK’s biggest freight haulage companies has given its endorsement to Bridgestone’s suite of commercial tyre services. Pentalver, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), which offers a range of container services including road haulage and container conversions, operates a fleet of over 350 tractor units and 900 trailers in the UK - all fitted on a combination of Bridgestone’s latest generation Ecopia H002 tyres and Bandag retread products.

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Bridgestone’s pulling power at LAMMA

Bridgestone’s pulling power at LAMMA

29th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone will show off its pulling power at LAMMA alongside its Firestone brand on 7-8 January 2020. The manufacturer hopes that its dual-brand approach to the agricultural show will double its impact on people visiting the stand, which will feature a multi-V8 modified tractor puller called ‘Aftermath’ on Firestone Puller 2000 tyres centre stage.

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Bridgestone OE on Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

Bridgestone OE on Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

26th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres have been selected as original equipment on the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX sport tourer motorcycle.

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Bridgestone and Delta-Energy part in recovered carbon black project

25th November 2019 | 1 Comment

Bridgestone Americas and material recovery company Delta-Energy have announced the first full-scale use of recovered carbon black (rCB) in the tyre market, according to the two companies.

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Tire Industry Project CEOs reaffirm commitment to sustainability research

22nd November 2019 | 0 Comments

CEOs of 11 leading tyre manufacturers met to review progress and confirm the ongoing mandate of the leading global forum for tyre manufacturers on sustainability issues – the Tire Industry Project. Founded in 2005, the Tire Industry Project (TIP) is a global CEO-led initiative undertaken by leading tyre manufacturing companies to research potential human health and environmental impacts of tyres throughout their lifecycle. TIP operates under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and is co-chaired by Bridgestone, Goodyear, and Michelin.

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Bridgestone Battlax OE on new Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

Bridgestone Battlax OE on new Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

14th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX sport tourer motorcycle will come with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres as original equipment. Bridgestone Corporation will supply the S22 in size 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) for the front wheel and 190/50ZR17 M/C (73W) for the rear.

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Bridgestone adds India to EMEA region

8th November 2019 | 0 Comments

From 1 January 2020, Bridgestone’s India business will fall into the EMEA Strategic Business Unit (SBU), transferring from the China, Asia-Pacific SBU. As a result, Bridgestone Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa (BSEMEA) will become Bridgestone Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), one of four SBUs globally, alongside Bridgestone China, Asia-Pacific, Bridgestone Americas, and Bridgestone Japan. According to the company, the integration of Bridgestone India into EMEA comes as a result of Bridgestone EMEA’s “ongoing transformation capitalising on the opportunities digitalisation offers to pioneer mobility solutions that meet the needs of customers for convenience, efficiency and sustainability”.

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Trademark infringement: Bridgestone wins another case in China

7th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation has announced another favourable ruling regarding a trademark infringement in China. This particular case involves Chinese tyre maker Liangshan Water Margin Tire Co., Ltd. (Water Margin).

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Bridgestone enlarging warehousing at USA plants

29th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Americas is expanding warehouses at two of its passenger car and light truck tyre manufacturing facilities in the USA. It will invest a total of US$72 million at its Aiken County, South Carolina and Wilson, North Carolina sites; the aim is to “enhance operational excellence” and “further increase the company’s ability to serve North American tyre dealers and customers.” This investment builds upon current and ongoing expansions of both plants.

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PlusStop – Bridgestone’s enhanced bus stop solution

PlusStop – Bridgestone’s enhanced bus stop solution

25th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation has named its barrier-free bus stop kerb system, and that name is PlusStop. The company says the name PlusStop was selected as it represents the “extra value the system adds to a traditional bus stop”.

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Better late than never: Bridgestone opens Thailand OTR plant

Better late than never: Bridgestone opens Thailand OTR plant

25th October 2019 | 0 Comments

A ceremony was held yesterday to mark the official opening of Bridgestone’s new OTR tyre factory in Thailand, marking the conclusion of a long and at times less than certain construction and preparation programme. The ceremony was attended by Bridgestone Group executives as well as members of the Board of Investment, Thailand, Rayong Province, and Japanese Embassy.

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