Tag: Bridgestone

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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Bridgestone’s five-star motocross riders enjoy a winning Battle

Bridgestone’s five-star motocross riders enjoy a winning Battle

4th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Five motocross stars running on Bridgestone’s range of Battlecross tyres have secured seven championship titles. Josh Gilbert, Callum Green, Josh Waterman, Rory Jones and Simon Lane all competed on the company’s products in 2018 and all won significant pieces of silverware, before paying tribute to the rubber that kept them on track all year round.

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Michelin, Bridgestone interested in TomTom telematics business

Michelin, Bridgestone interested in TomTom telematics business

29th November 2018 | 0 Comments

It appears that Michelin and Bridgestone are interested in acquiring the TomTom Telematics business unit from Netherlands-based company TomTom. According to Dutch financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad (FD), Michelin – one of four companies vying to acquire the business – allegedly aims to add the business into its Michelin Solutions portfolio. The other interested parties are said to be Pamplona Capital Management, which already holds a 26.5 per cent share in London-headquartered telematics and data analytics solutions provider Octo Telematics, and a second, unnamed investment company.

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BMW chooses Bridgestone Battlax S21 for latest S1000RR

BMW chooses Bridgestone Battlax S21 for latest S1000RR

29th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S21 has been approved by BMW Motorrad as original equipment on the new S1000RR. This comes as no surprise, given that Bridgestone’s engineers worked with their counterparts at BMW Motorrad to develop a bespoke version of the S21 for BMW’s latest bike.

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Ryder and Bridgestone renew fleet service partnership

Ryder and Bridgestone renew fleet service partnership

23rd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Commercial vehicle contract hire, rental, and maintenance firm Ryder has renewed its strategic partnership with Bridgestone for a further three years.

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Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy to wear Bridgestone tyres

Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy to wear Bridgestone tyres

20th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has been named the exclusive supplier for the new Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy, and will supply custom-tuned versions of its Potenza S001 and Potenza S007 as original equipment fitments.

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Bridgestone places focus on traction, working life with VX-Tractor

Bridgestone places focus on traction, working life with VX-Tractor

16th November 2018 | 0 Comments

When Tyrepress.com first saw the Bridgestone VX-Tractor tyre at Agritechnica 2017, the very first of these tyres ever made was on display – and was so new it was still warm to touch upon arrival at the exhibition hall. A year later, and the range is now on the market, targeted at users looking for longer on-road wear life and the ability to carry larger loads.

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Bridgestone expanding truck/bus tyre capacity at Warren County, USA plant

Bridgestone expanding truck/bus tyre capacity at Warren County, USA plant

16th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Production capacity for truck and bus radials at Bridgestone’s Warren County factory in Tennessee, USA will increase as part of a three-year, US$40 million investment to “meet market demand and address emerging customer needs.” Bridgestone Americas says it will break ground on expansion work at the 28-year old plant before the end of this year.

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Bridgestone, German workshop chain pitstop strengthen collaboration

Bridgestone, German workshop chain pitstop strengthen collaboration

15th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has increased its strategic cooperation with the German workshop chain pitstop. As part of a minority stake in Kulas Holding GmbH, which holds 100 per cent in pitstop.de GmbH, Bridgestone and pitstop plan to cooperate closely in sectors of mobility solutions, tyre and workshop services to open new markets. The targeted investment is subject to German antitrust approval.

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Bridgestone putting farmers in the driver’s seat

Bridgestone putting farmers in the driver’s seat

6th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone aims to put farmers in the driver’s seat like never before, courtesy of a new downtime-reducing tyre ordering service that’s designed to “fit with the pockets of each and every business.” For the first time, Bridgestone is giving farmers the opportunity to calculate financing options for their tyres and buy directly online.

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Bridgestone training partners with MWheels on wheel safety education programme

Bridgestone training partners with MWheels on wheel safety education programme

2nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Training Centre and MWheels have embarked on a joint CV wheel safety education programme for employees, customers and industry professionals. Utilising both classroom learning and hands-on experience, the course includes a full overview of CV wheels’ design and construction, fitting and general maintenance plus an in-depth understanding of axles, nuts and threads as direct core components.

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Bridgestone Asia Pacific gains HR Excellence Award

Bridgestone Asia Pacific gains HR Excellence Award

2nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

At last week’s HR Excellence Awards 2018 in Singapore, Bridgestone Asia Pacific walked away with an ‘Excellence in HR Change Management’ award. Receiving bronze in this category, Bridgestone was the only tyre maker honoured at the ceremony.

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Bridgestone Battlax OE on Kawasaki Ninja H2 & H2 Carbon

30th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The Bridgestone Battlax Racing Street RS11 has been selected as an original equipment tyre for the 2019 models of the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and Ninja H2 Carbon. The super sport motorcycles will wear the Bridgestone rubber in size 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) on the front and 200/55ZR17 M/C (78W) on the rear.

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Bridgestone’s Joliette plant to gain automated warehouse

Bridgestone’s Joliette plant to gain automated warehouse

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

A new, fully automated warehouse is to be built at the Bridgestone manufacturing facility in Joliette, Canada. Bridgestone Canada Inc. is investing CA$56 million (£32.8 million) in the project, which will give it a maximum storage capacity of 500,000 car and light commercial vehicle tyres once the facility opens in early 2020.

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Bridgestone now a Worldwide Paralympic Partner

Bridgestone now a Worldwide Paralympic Partner

19th October 2018 | 0 Comments

A new agreement has expanded Bridgestone Corporation’s involvement in international sport. The tyre maker and rubber manufacturer has become a Worldwide Paralympic Partner; it is the seventh entity to associate itself with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in this capacity.

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