Tag: Bridgestone

TomTom shareholders set for 750 million-euro windfall

16th May 2019 | 0 Comments

TomTom is set to return roughly 750 million euros to its shareholders after the sale of TomTom Telematics to Bridgestone for 910 million euros closed in April 2019. According to the company, TomTom will return the money on 27 May, through a consolidation of shares. Telecom Paper reported that for every 16 shares, nine will remain, resulting in the repayment of 5.74 euros per remaining share. This is said to be equivalent to 3.22 euros per share, based on the number of outstanding shares before consolidation.

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Bridgestone exemplifies premium full-service approach at BAUMA 2019

Bridgestone exemplifies premium full-service approach at BAUMA 2019

10th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s approach to BAUMA, a leading global trade fair for the construction and mining markets, exemplified the current megatrends prevalent among premium tyre brand manufacturers in the OTR sector – indeed in most tyre segments – highly specialised products with a range of services developed to support end users; or to use Bridgestone’s own term, solutions. The manufacturer said that it is committed to support customers by identifying and solving the challenges of a business, and world, in rapid transformation.

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Bridgestone Blizzak ICE designed ‘for harshest European winters’

Bridgestone Blizzak ICE designed ‘for harshest European winters’

3rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s new studless Blizzak ICE winter touring tyre is designed to offer improved snow and ice performance, superior ride comfort and significantly increased life. The manufacturer said these characteristics have been identified by targeted market research studies as key demands of motorists in winter driving situations.

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Bridgestone ‘Australia’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand’ for sixth straight year

Bridgestone ‘Australia’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand’ for sixth straight year

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has retained the title of ‘Australia’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand’ for a sixth consecutive year. The leading tyre company remains the sole recipient of the coveted award since the tyres category was added to Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted Brands accolades in 2014.

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Bridgestone gears up with launch of e-bike subscription scheme Mobeflex

Bridgestone gears up with launch of e-bike subscription scheme Mobeflex

25th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has launched a new e-bikes subscription service. Mobeflex will be available in several major French cities. The tyre giant said that the move acknowledges both the changing megatrends in how people travel in urban areas, promoting affordable and environmentally friendly smart city mobility.

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Bridgestone OE on BMW X5, 8 & 3 Series

Bridgestone OE on BMW X5, 8 & 3 Series

18th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone says it is the number one tyre supplier to BMW, and reinforces this by announcing original equipment arrangements for the latest X5, 8 Series and 3 Series models.

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Bridgestone: 98% of tier 1 suppliers acknowledge procurement policy

15th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The aim at Bridgestone Group is to use “100 per cent sustainable materials” by 2050 and beyond, and last year the tyre and rubber company introduced a new procurement policy to steer it towards this end. Under a partnership it began with CSR evaluation specialist EcoVadis in 2018, Bridgestone is now assessing its suppliers’ current sustainability practices and looking at what support may be needed to improve performance.

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Court win for Bridgestone in Shengtai Group infringement case

Court win for Bridgestone in Shengtai Group infringement case

12th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone says it “takes seriously any unauthorised use or infringement of its patents, design rights, trademarks, or any other intellectual property,” and in the past the tyre maker has shown itself willing to legally challenge such infringements. It has now announced another court victory: Bridgestone has received a favourable ruling from the Beijing Intellectual Property Court in its design rights infringement lawsuit against major Chinese tyre manufacturer Shengtai Group.

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Bridgestone developing tyres for Japanese Moon mission

Bridgestone developing tyres for Japanese Moon mission

11th April 2019 | 0 Comments

When you only have one-sixth the gravity you’re accustomed to, you need a tyre that makes good contact with the surface. This is why Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation have asked Bridgestone to contribute its expertise to their new joint project. The tyre maker will draw upon its knowledge of tyre contact patches and develop an elastic wheel that will support the weight, acceleration and braking of the lunar rover that JAXA and Toyota intend to build.

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Bridgestone opens new Mining Solution Centre in Australia

Bridgestone opens new Mining Solution Centre in Australia

11th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s mining tyre service subsidiary in Australia has established a second solution centre in the country. Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. (BMSA) opened the Hunter Valley Mining Solution Centre (HMSC) yesterday.

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Bridgestone Europe completes acquisition of TomTom Telematics

Bridgestone Europe completes acquisition of TomTom Telematics

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Europe has completed the acquisition of TomTom Telematics (Telematics) for €910 million. The deal passed the relevant regulatory stages, had full approval from TomTom’s shareholders, and received a positive response from TomTom’s works council, the tyre manufacturer states. Tyres & Accessories spoke with Bridgestone about the thinking behind the acquisition when it was announced in January.

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Bridgestone supports Stratford School road safety initiative

Bridgestone supports Stratford School road safety initiative

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Road safety is child’s play at one Warwickshire Primary School, thanks to a donation from Bridgestone. The tyre manufacturer gave £350 to Stratford-upon-Avon Primary School to allow the school to become Warwickshire Road Safety Club members.

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Michelin maintains position as world’s most valuable tyre brand: Brand Finance

Michelin maintains position as world’s most valuable tyre brand: Brand Finance

15th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has defended its title as the world’s most valuable tyre brand despite a 9 per cent decrease in brand value to US$7.2 billion, according to the latest report by leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy, Brand Finance.

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Bridgestone to show ‘world’s largest’ 4m tyre at Bauma 2019

Bridgestone to show ‘world’s largest’ 4m tyre at Bauma 2019

15th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone will return to construction and mining trade fair Bauma in 2019, presenting a selection of tyres, industrial products and targeted solutions developed for the industry. Bridgestone produces tyres for the world’s largest mining trucks, and will display one of these four-metre-tall tyres, the largest in the world, on its stand, alongside several new products.

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Bridgestone supply ologic technology tyres to Seat Minimó electric concept car

Bridgestone supply ologic technology tyres to Seat Minimó electric concept car

7th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Seat has chosen Bridgestone as its preferred tyre partner to equip its new Minimó electric concept car, presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Minimó sits on specially designed tyres that apply Bridgestone’s ologic technology. Anticipating the design lines of a tyre oriented towards micro-mobility and CASE (Connected Autonomous Share Electric) vehicles, the tyres were developed for the car brand at Bridgestone’s R&D Centre in Rome.

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