Tires

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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Toyo Tires Develops Sixth-Gen Airless Tire Able to Compete With Conventional Tires on Basic Performance

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has been hard at work with development of Noair, a sixth generation of the company’s airless tire technology. The company recently showed off the new tire’s capabilities to media at a test drive event. Unlike conventional tires, which are filled with air to help them bear weight and absorb road impacts, Noair has no such need....

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Sumitomo Rubber Establishes New AI Technology to Aid in Future Tire Development

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has established what it is calling Tyre Leap AI Analysis. The new AI-based technology is aimed at accelerating the development of technologies that help tires continue to perform over time – a key component of the company’s Smart Tire Concept. Established in the first half of this fiscal year, Tyre Leap...

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