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Bridgestone Develops New Rubber With High Strength, Crack Resistance

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has developed a new polymer, the first of its kind, using advanced synthetic technology for macromolecular conjugates. By combining rubber and resin at a molecular level, Bridgestone has become the first in the world to develop what it calls High Strength Rubber (HSR), a hybrid material able to freely exhibit the superior capabilities...

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Bridgestone Reforms Working Conditions to Boost Efficiency, Productivity

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is promoting reforms to working conditions to help change the way each individual employee performs their work, and to raise professional awareness, eagerness and creativity. The goal here is to strengthen competitiveness while boosting both corporate and customer value. In the autumn of 2016, Bridgestone reached agreement with labor unions to shorten the working hours of non-shift...

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Bridgestone Americas, Goodyear to Merge US Wholesale Networks

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc. and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced on April 17 that they will jointly establish TireHub LLC, a nationwide U.S wholesale company. TireHub will handle U.S. wholesale operations for the passenger vehicle tire and small truck tire businesses of both parent companies. Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear will use the opportunity to offer...

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Bridgestone Answers Range of Questions at General Shareholders Meeting

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) general shareholders meeting on March 23 was attended by 299 shareholders and ended in one hour and 40 minutes. The meeting saw 11 shareholders put forth a total of 17 questions to the board, with these including queries as to where things stand concerning female promotion into managerial positions and what efforts are being made to revise...

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Bridgestone Subsidiary Looks to Transform Into Solutions Business

Bridgestone Diversified Products Japan Co. Ltd. (BDPJ), a Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) subsidiary focused on rubber and other materials for industrial and infrastructural applications, recently held a regular distributor conference. The conference covered BDPJ’s operations in the Ban-etsu and Kanto regions of Japan, and was attended by 78 corporate members. Speaking at the event, company president Fumihiko Eitoku said that he...

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Bridgestone Offers Total Management Package for Truck and Bus Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is aggressively marketing its Eco Value Pack service combining new tires, retreads and maintenance to help distribution and busing companies cope with a harsh business environment as they struggle with driver and maintenance staff shortages and soaring fuel costs. On Feb. 23, the tire maker held a public fuel efficiency test in the Tokyo area for fuel-efficient...

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