Tag: Bridgestone

Bridgestone gives foretaste of new motorcycle tyres for 2020

Bridgestone gives foretaste of new motorcycle tyres for 2020

17th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is limbering up to add no less than four products to its motorcycle tyre portfolio in 2020. It has announced the impending arrival of four all-new or evolved lines – the Battlax Classic Racing CR11, Battlax BT46, Battlax Racing Street RS11 and Battlecross E50 Extreme. Battlax Classic Racing CR11 Specially developed for maxi classic […]

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Hankook appoints new UK managing director

Hankook appoints new UK managing director

17th October 2019 | 0 Comments

A new face at Hankook’s Daventry office. As of 1 October, Chang Yool Han holds the position of managing director at Hankook Tyre UK. He succeeds Brett Emerson, who has returned to Bridgestone as director of its Consumer business unit for the North Region.

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First Stop names Mark Widdows as retail manager

First Stop names Mark Widdows as retail manager

17th October 2019 | 0 Comments

First Stop has recruited Mark Widdows to the senior position of UK retail network manager after working with Goodyear Dunlop for 20 years, where he latterly served as national franchise manager for the HiQ network. The recruitment is seen as a statement of intent, as First Stop aims to grow its network and position itself as a major player in the fast-fit sector.

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Bridgestone appoints Brett Emerson and Greg Ward to senior director positions

Bridgestone appoints Brett Emerson and Greg Ward to senior director positions

16th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone reports that it has strengthened its senior management team with appointments to both its consumer and commercial sales sectors. After 24 years with Bridgestone, John Folliss is retiring as North Region Commercial Business Unit Director to be replaced by Greg Ward, who has served as the company’s Commercial Sales Director, UK and Ireland, for the past 17 years.

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Bridgestone riding high in motocross

Bridgestone riding high in motocross

15th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone continues to grow its presence in motorcross, which the company describes as a motorsport market fuelled with “incredible potential.” Just five years ago, Bridgestone barely had a presence in the motocross tyre sector but has grown exponentially assume a significant share – which is expected to rise further in the years ahead.

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Bridgestone looking to increase capacity in South Africa

8th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is considering increasing production capacity at its tyre factories in South Africa in order to gain market share in the country’s minibus taxi segment. It appears to be looking at investing around ZAR 300 million (£16.1 million) in its plants, a capex additional to the ZAR 400 million investment it is currently completing at the company’s main production site in Brits.

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Second successive NTDA training award for Bridgestone

Second successive NTDA training award for Bridgestone

4th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has won the NTDA Tyre Industry Award for Staff Training & Development for the second successive year, and the third time in four years. Since scooping the award in 2018, Bridgestone has strengthened its training team, developed a number of courses for automotive retailers and has even entered into a partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service via an offender training scheme to upskill the commercial tyre industry.

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Bridgestone reap the rewards after VX Tractor road run

Bridgestone reap the rewards after VX Tractor road run

4th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s first nationwide tractor tour, has seen hundreds of farmers assemble and £2,000 donated to local Young Farmers’ Clubs. Two John Deere tractors stopped at 10 different locations in Scotland and England to demonstrate the tyre manufacturer’s new VX Tractor in a series of comparisons against comparable tyres.

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Bridgestone supplying ‘solar car tyres’ to BWSC

Bridgestone supplying ‘solar car tyres’ to BWSC

27th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation will supply solar car tyres to 32 teams participating in the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC), for which Bridgestone is the naming rights sponsor. The narrow, wide diameter tyres utilise Bridgestone’s ‘Ecopia with ologic’ fuel-efficient tyre technology.

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Bridgestone discusses its ‘multifaceted’ fleet customer approach

Bridgestone discusses its ‘multifaceted’ fleet customer approach

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Far from there being one trump card to keep commercial fleets happy and content, Bridgestone believes there are a number of compelling factors that combine to keep its customers on the right road. Bridgestone’s commercial sales director Greg Ward tells Tyres & Accessories that a number of factors combine to make Bridgestone a top proposition to commercial fleets. The manufacturer has invested in digital mobility solutions, while its latest tyres for the segment introduce improved fuel efficiency and durability characteristics.

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Auto Bild selects finalists for 2019 winter tyre test

Auto Bild selects finalists for 2019 winter tyre test

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

This week’s tabloid headlines warn us that the Beast from the East will soon return to the UK. Best pay attention to this season’s winter tyre tests then. Auto Bild has got in early and published the results of its winter 2019 preliminary round.

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Bridgestone renames TomTom Telematics Webfleet Solutions

Bridgestone renames TomTom Telematics Webfleet Solutions

9th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Europe (Bridgestone) will rename TomTom Telematics as Webfleet Solutions on 1 October 2019, following its acquisition of the company on 1 April. The tyre giant revealed that the EMEA business currently serves more than 1.2 million vehicles with mobility subscriptions and fleet solutions.

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Bridgestone’s VX Tractor tour heading across the UK

Bridgestone’s VX Tractor tour heading across the UK

6th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is embarking on a nationwide tractor tour to bring its VX Tractor agricultural tyre to farmers and contractors. The company is rolling into 10 locations across England and Scotland in September with a £200 donation on board. The manufacturer is seeking to generate increased interest and awareness around the product in an agricultural heartland of England, with Bridgestone experts will be on hand to demonstrate its capabilities through presentations featuring comparison test results.

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New warehouse, increased capacity at Bridgestone’s Hungary tyre plant

New warehouse, increased capacity at Bridgestone’s Hungary tyre plant

5th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has inaugurated the newly expanded warehouse at its tyre production plant in Tatabánya, Hungary. The new 10,000 square metre addition to facility’s warehousing was set up as part of a HUF 9.2 billion (£25.2 million) investment to develop the Tatabánya site and increases storage capacity by 180,000 tyres. The plant’s warehousing can now store up to 600,000 tyres, a growth that is expected to aid Bridgestone’s business with original equipment customers.

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Another patent infringement suit win for Bridgestone in China

Another patent infringement suit win for Bridgestone in China

5th September 2019 | 0 Comments

It isn’t just idle words when Bridgestone says it “takes seriously any unauthorised use or infringement of its patents, trademarks or any other intellectual property.” A fortnight after reporting that a Chinese court ruled in its favour in a patent infringement lawsuit Wanli Tire, the tyre maker shares it has received a favourable ruling from the Intermediate People's Court in Qingdao. The ruling relates to its design patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese firm Shengtai Group and its subsidiary, Shandong Shengshi Tai Lai Rubber Technology Co., Ltd.

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