Tires

Bridgestone Fields Questions Regarding Coronavirus, Diversified Business and More at General Meeting of Shareholders

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently held a general meeting of shareholders at the Palace Hotel Tokyo, starting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24. The meeting was attended by 246 shareholders and lasted for one hour and 10 minutes. Seven shareholders at the meeting asked a total of eight questions. Topics here included the company’s progress with diversified businesses, as well...

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Goodyear Announces Self-Regenerating, Adaptive Concept Tire

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. recently announced its revolutionary self-regenerating concept tire, reCharge. This concept tire is able to adapt to different driving conditions and change accordingly while meeting a user’s mobility needs. At the core of the reCharge concept is a refillable, biodegradable tread compound. The ability to refill with individual capsules, or cartridges, radically simplifies the process...

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Toyo Tire Relaxes Dress Code, Promoting Individuality, Stress Reduction

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has relaxed its dress code for the approximately 300 employees at its head office in an effort to promote individuality, and plans are to extend the new rules to other locations companywide. The company defines its relaxation of the dress code, which came into effect March 2, as recognizing the autonomy of each individual to select...

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METI Highlights Sumitomo Rubber for Program Promoting Companies With Excellent Health Management

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has been chosen as part of the 2020 Health and Productivity Stock Selection Program, marking the first time for Sumitomo Rubber to be included in the program. Positions in the program were awarded to companies for having health care regulations that stipulate rules and risk levels around various health diagnoses, as well as for engaging...

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Bridgestone Wins Chinese Patent Case for Truck and Bus Tire Tread Pattern

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced on Feb. 28 that it has won a patent rights infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire manufacturer Fangxing Rubber Co. Ltd. in the Shanghai High People’s Court. Bridgestone first filed the lawsuit with the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court in September 2017, claiming that Fangxing had infringed on its patent rights by manufacturing and selling tires with a...

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Japanese Tire Manufacturers Struggle to Predict How Coronavirus Will Impact 2020 Business Results

Japan’s four major tire manufacturers – Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110), Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) and Toyo Tires Corp. (TYO:5105) – are all forecasting improvements at the operating profit level for calendar 2020. Bridgestone is using adjusted operating profit here, while Sumitomo Rubber and Yokohama Rubber use business profit. However, with Bridgestone noting that it is...

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