Tires

Yokohama Rubber Subsidiary Wins Silver Medal for Agricultural Tires at World-Leading Trade Fair

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that Alliance Tire Group KK, a subsidiary focused on off-highway tires, has won an Agritechnica Innovation Award Silver Medal for its Alliance 398 MPT agriculture tire. Medals here were awarded based on an advance screening of products exhibited at Agritechnica 2019, which is the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery and was...

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Bridgestone Makes Downward Revision to Projected Business Results for 2019

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has made a downward revision to its earnings forecast for calendar 2019, with both sales and profit estimates being lowered from the company’s previous forecast. By Bridgestone’s estimates, tire demand for calendar 2019 is expected to see a particular drop in Europe, as well as in Asia – the latter being defined here as Thailand, Indonesia, India...

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Sumitomo Rubber CEO Satoru Yamamoto Discusses Business Goals Under Smart Tyre Concept

More than half a year has passed since Satoru Yamamoto was inaugurated as president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) this March. Talking recently about his plans going forward, Yamamoto said that he intends to utilize the company’s globally constructed Smart Tyre Concept – which incorporates production, sales, tire development and the rollout of related services – to...

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Bridgestone Launches New Motorcycle Tire for Hard Enduro Racing

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has begun sales of the Battlecross E50 Extreme, a new tire for motorcycle enduro racing. Launched on Nov. 1, this new offering has been made available as a rear tire with the size of 140/80-18 70M. It is made specifically for competitive racing specs, and so cannot be used on public roads. The Battlecross E50 Extreme is...

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Bridgestone Holds Opening Ceremony at New Thai Plant for Construction and Mining Vehicle Tires

Bridgestone Specialty Tire Manufacturing (Thailand) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), held an opening ceremony on Oct. 24 to commemorate the opening of a new plant set to produce radial tires for construction and mining vehicles. The ceremony was attended by various officials involved in the project, including members of the Thai Board of Investment, the Rayong Province...

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Bridgestone Debuts Concept Tire Using New Polymer at Tokyo Motor Show

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has drawn significant attention with its unveiling of a new concept tire, exhibiting this at its booth at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. The new tire is made entirely from Susym, a world-first polymer that builds upon the company’s High Strength Rubber technology to combine rubber and resin at the molecular level. Shojiro Aida, a technical expert...

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