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Bridgestone to Launch New Blizzak Winter Tire With Improved Performance on Wet, Icy Surfaces

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is set to launch a new product under its Blizzak brand of studless winter tires. Named the Blizzak DM-V3, this SUV- and 4×4-exclusive tire offers improvements to both traction on icy surfaces and braking performance on wet surfaces. It is scheduled to begin hitting the market on Aug. 1. As a studless winter tire for SUVs and...

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Major Japanese Tire Firms Plan Price Hikes in Response to Surging Distribution Costs

Japan’s four largest tire manufacturers have now all announced price increases on aftermarket tires for domestic sale. After Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced such a price hike on June 5, Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) came out with its own on June 14, with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) then following suit on June 21 and Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) on...

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Bridgestone Readies to Supply Tire Technology as Sponsor for 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently attended a program reveal event in Adelaide, Australia, for the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC). Held in Australia once every two years, the BWSC is the world’s most prominent solar car race. The event aims to promote technological innovation for solar-powered cars and help train young engineers. This year’s BWSC is scheduled for Oct. 13–20...

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Bridgestone to Supply Radial Tires for Kubota Agricultural Tractors

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has struck a new deal for the supply of its VT-Tractor tires, a series of radial tires made for large agricultural tractors. The tire manufacturer will be providing these to Kubota Corp. (TYO:6236) for use in the tractor manufacturer’s M7-172 model, a large agricultural tractor that offers 170 horsepower and comes as part...

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Bridgestone Supplies Seismic Isolation Bearings for 2020 Olympics Venues

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has supplied a range of seismic isolation bearings to two venues currently being constructed for the upcoming 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. As part of the project, Bridgestone has provided eight natural rubber bearings for use in the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, which is set to be used for swimming and diving...

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Bridgestone Receives 2018 Supplier of the Year Award from GM

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), including subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc., was recently selected by General Motors Co. (GM) for the automaker’s 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Bridgestone has received the award, and the 17th time overall. At the official award ceremony held on May 16 in Detroit, Michigan, the award was presented to...

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