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Bridgestone to Boost European Tire Production With 266 Million Euro Investment

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that the company will invest a total of 266 million euros ($312.56 million) to boost the tire production capacity of its European subsidiary Bridgestone Europe NV/SA (BSEMEA). The move is aimed at increasing the supply of high-performance tires in Europe. Production will be bolstered at three of the company’s European locations. These are the Poznan...

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Bridgestone’s Ecopia EP150 Tires to Be Used in New Nissan Leaf

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has begun delivering Ecopia EP150 tires to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7201) for use in the company’s updated Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. These tires play an important part in helping the Leaf achieve its characteristically stable control and comfortable ride, and also extend the car’s driving range. With the Ecopia line, Bridgestone has managed to reduce rolling...

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Bridgestone Marks 50th Anniversary of Thai Operation Amid Expansion Plans

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) marked the 50th anniversary of its corporate group activity in Thailand with a commemorative ceremony in Bangkok. The ceremony was attended by special guests such as Thailand’s Minister of Science and Technology Achaka and Thai Board of Investment Secretary General Hirunya, as well as local business partners. Attendees from Bridgestone group included CEO Masaaki Tsuya, COO Kazuhisa...

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Bridgestone Americas to Sell All Shares of Speedco

Bridgestone Americas Inc. (BSAM), the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), announced on Sept. 15 that it will sell all shares of its wholly owned subsidiary Speedco Inc. to U.S.-based Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. The sale price was not disclosed. Speedco provides automotive lube, maintenance and other services to the trucking industry, and owns 52 stores in...

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Bridgestone and Kuraray Give for US Hurricane Relief

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) and chemical products manufacturer Kuraray Co. Ltd. (TYO:3405) have announced that they will donate aid to the victims of the recent hurricanes in the U.S. Bridgestone, and its U.S. subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc., will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross in order to support those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Meanwhile, Kuraray will donate...

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Bridgestone Launches Data Scientist Training Program to Boost Solutions Business

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently launched a training program for data scientists. Created by SAS Institute Japan Ltd., the program is based on existing curriculum and has been customized specifically for Bridgestone. Talented employees from within the company will be selected to participate. Recently, Bridgestone has been focusing on bolstering its solutions business and is planning to further boost the quality...

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