Tag: Bridgestone

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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Bridgestone adapting to increase its mobility services in both its tyre and ancillary products

Bridgestone adapting to increase its mobility services in both its tyre and ancillary products

8th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s car tyre business is currently pushing boundaries to offer services beyond replacement tyres to motorists. The most obvious way the manufacturer is approaching this is in the application of its DriveGuard run-flat technology beyond the original line of DriveGuard car tyres. The tyre manufacturer has added DriveGuard RFT to its Turanza, Blizzak and Weather Control lines, extending the availability of the technology to an even greater breadth of the market.

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Bridgestone DriveGuard run-flat technology available on main product lines

Bridgestone DriveGuard run-flat technology available on main product lines

4th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is applying its DriveGuard runflat technology beyond the original line of car tyres. The tyre manufacturer has added DriveGuard RFT to its Turanza, Blizzak and Weather Control lines, extending the availability of the technology to an even greater breadth of the market.

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The thinking behind Bridgestone’s TomTom Telematics acquisition

The thinking behind Bridgestone’s TomTom Telematics acquisition

29th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s successful acquisition of TomTom Telematics follows earlier reports that both Michelin and Bridgestone were vying to buy the Telematics business unit from Netherlands-based company TomTom. In addition, according to Dutch financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad, Michelin was one of four in the running. For its part, Michelin was allegedly aiming to add the business into its Michelin Solutions portfolio. Clearly, in order to maintain its original plans and to compete with Bridgestone, Michelin will now have to find an alternative way of moving forward.

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Michelin, Bridgestone in top 300 world’s most valuable brands, but fall in rankings

Michelin, Bridgestone in top 300 world’s most valuable brands, but fall in rankings

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

The Brand Finance Global 500 2019 report has listed two tyre brands, Michelin and Bridgestone, in its ranking of the world’s 500 most valuable brands. The top two biggest tyre manufacturers in the world both saw their brand value fall in value this year according to the brand analyst, but hung on to placings in the top 300. Michelin took over from Bridgestone as the world's most valuable tyre brand in 2018, according to the organisation's sector-based rankings.

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Bridgestone buying Tomtom Telematics for 910 million euros

Bridgestone buying Tomtom Telematics for 910 million euros

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire its telematics business for a cash consideration of 910 million euros. Michelin had also been named as a suitor for the business when the news that TomTom Telematics was for sale emerged in November 2018.

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Electric Audi e-tron SUV to run on Bridgestone tyres as original equipment

Electric Audi e-tron SUV to run on Bridgestone tyres as original equipment

18th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Audi has selected Bridgestone as its tyre supplier for the release of its first all-electric SUV, the Audi e-tron. The companies agreed a list of characteristics required to highlight the specifications of the new model. The e-tron boasts fast acceleration, high comfort, very low noise, and high levels of safety without dropping performance. Bridgestone will supply six different tyres sized between 19 and 21 inches, four summer and two winter tyres, as original equipment. The manufacturer has emphasised the original equipment channel recently, achieving "more than 120 OE fitments" in EMEA during 2018, a result it labelled its best ever.

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Bridgestone Europe’s FleetBridge system integrates e-jobsheet in UK

10th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The integration of CAM’s e-jobsheet into Bridgestone Europe’s FleetBridge system has gone live this week. The systems provider states that the integration will enable the open-access, digital tablet-based service work exchange platform for truck, bus, van, and now also car, to deliver greater shared accuracy between e-jobsheet dealer subscribers and Bridgestone Europe.

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Bridgestone strengthens motocross grip with Crescent Yamaha

Bridgestone strengthens motocross grip with Crescent Yamaha

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Crescent Yamaha has opted to fit Bridgestone’s Battlecross tyres as it strives for success in the ACU British Championship and MX Nationals series. The official Yamaha UK-supported team will compete for podiums with the latest GYTR-equipped 2019 YZF bikes. Northern Ireland’s Martin Barr will compete in MX2 on the all-new 2019 Yamaha YZ250F in MX2, while Bournemouth’s Jake Shipton will continue in the premier MX1 class with the 2019 Yamaha YZ450F.

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Bridgestone achieves ‘best OEM results’ in 2018

Bridgestone achieves ‘best OEM results’ in 2018

7th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone provided more than 120 new original equipment fitments in the EMEA region during 2018, an increase of more than 30 per cent. The fitments are spread across more than 40 different models from 15 different manufacturers. The tyre manufacturer, which is the largest in the world, says the commitment of such brands as Toyota, Mercedes, and Porsche, shows the original equipment manufacturers’ appreciation for its investment in research and development.

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Sofie Bronserud joins Bridgestone North Region marketing team, Stuart Attfield promoted

Sofie Bronserud joins Bridgestone North Region marketing team, Stuart Attfield promoted

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has made appointments to its marketing teams in both its European head office and North Region. Following Stuart Attfield’s promotion to the role of EMEA consumer brand manager in Brussels, Sofie Bronserud will take up his former role as North Region brand manager, based in Warwick.

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EU names Fiege as an Open Innovation Challenger

5th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), an initiative of the European Commission, has distinguished Fiege – which has developed a tyre logistics specialism during the last 10 years – as an Open Innovation Challenger. 24 corporate partners are listed in this annual ranking, including multinationals like Amazon, Dell or Google.

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