Tires

Bridgestone to Ramp up Retread Business With US Plant Expansion

Bridgestone Americas, a group company of Bridgestone, is set to bolster its production capacity at a truck and bus part manufacturing plant in Abilene, Texas, U.S. The move comes as part of a plan to further ramp up the company’s retread business. Investment here is set to come to $60 million, with the production space expansion and the addition of...

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Yokohama Rubber Delivers Tires for Mazda’s New Crossover SUV

Yokohama Rubber has begun supplying Advan V61 and Geolandar X-CV tires for use on Mazda CX-60, the new crossover SUV launched by Mazda in Japan, Europe and other overseas markets in September. The company has now begun deliveries of these tires. The Advan V61 comes in two sizes, 235/60R18 103V and 235/60R18 107V, while the Geolandar X-CV comes in 235/60R18...

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Toyo Tire Holds Contest to Improve Technical Services Through Competition

Toyo Tire held the third Truck and Bus Tire Work Contest at Niigata Toyo Nagaoka Shinseisan Office on September 8-9. It was the first time the contest took place in three years after being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The common themes of the contest were equalization of work procedures, improvement of service personnel’s work...

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New Honda Civic Fitted With High-Spec Sports Tires From Michelin

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, a high-spec sports tire from Michelin Japan, has been adopted by Honda as a new vehicle-mounted tire for the new Civic Type R. The tire is the flagship model of Michelin’s sports tire lineup, which draws out the full potential of the vehicle’s inherent performance and delivers both the high level of sport driving pleasure...

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Toyo Tire to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Open Country SUV Tire Brand

Toyo Tire will in October reintroduce the Open Country 785 in the Japanese market to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Open Country SUV tire brand in 2023. The release size will be 205R16 110/108N. The Open Country 785 is one of the four Open Country brand tires (Open Country 784, Open Country 785, Open Country 786, Open Country W-11)...

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Bridgestone to Expand Brazilian Production for Passenger Car and Light Truck Tires

Bridgestone will increase production capacity at its Bahia plant, which produces passenger car and light truck tires in Brazil. To this end, the company will invest approximately 270 million Brazilian reais ($53 million). When combined with the investment amount already announced for a production capacity expansion on July 1, 2021, the total investment amount will be around 970 million Brazilian...

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