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Bridgestone to Hike Commercial Tire Prices in Japan, Third Increase Since 2022

Bridgestone announced on Jan. 20 that it will raise the manufacturer ex-shipment prices of tires for Japanese commercial use of summer tires and winter tires on April 1 and July 1, respectively. This will be the third price increase for Japanese after-market tires since 2022. The price increases will apply to commercial summer and winter tires, tubes, and flaps. The...

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Bridgestone Installs Solar Panels at Thai Plant to Power Tire Production

Thai Bridgestone (TBSC), the main Thai subsidiary of Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone, has installed solar panels on the roof of its Nong Khae plant in Saraburi, Thailand. The move marks the Bridgestone Group’s largest rooftop solar installation anywhere in the world to date. The new setup has a total capacity of 9.95 megawatt peak (MWp), and will be used to...

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Bridgestone to Increase Passenger Car and Light Truck Tire Production Capacity at San José Plant

Bridgestone Americas has announced the expansion of its San José plant in Costa Rica, aiming to increase production capacity for passenger car and light truck tires. The investment decision is worth $250 million and will increase the plant’s production capacity by 2026 by 36 percent, from 11,000 tires to 15,000 tires per day, while creating 160 new jobs and contributing...

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Bridgestone and Toppan Forms Jointly Develop Next-Generation RFID Tags for Tires

Bridgestone and Toppan Forms have begun joint development of mounting technology for the early practical application of next-generation RFID tags for tires, for which basic studies have been conducted earlier. The joint initiative aims to develop next-generation RFID tags that can communicate accurately from a greater distance and establish technologies for mounting on tires by combining Bridgestone’s tire development and...

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Bridgestone Considers Divestment of Tire Business in Russia

Bridgestone said on Oct. 31 that it has begun considering the transfer of its Russian operations to a local business owner. The decision was made after a careful and comprehensive assessment of the situation with employees, users, and suppliers in mind amid uncertainty about the future, including supply issues in Russia. The company expects that it will take several months...

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Bridgestone Develops Run-Flat Tire for Ambulances and Command Vehicles

Bridgestone and the Fire and Disaster Management Research Center of the Fire and Disaster Management College of Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications have jointly researched and developed a tire for ambulances and command vehicles that can continue to run even if it has a flat tire. Demonstration tests have confirmed that this technology can be implemented in society....

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