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Bridgestone to Supply Special Tires for World’s Top Solar Car Race

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) revealed at a recent press conference that as part of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge the company will supply “Ecopia with ologic” tires to 11 teams from six countries, including a team from Tokai University. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is one of the largest solar-powered vehicle races in the world. Ecopia with ologic tire design...

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Bridgestone to Raise Seismic Isolation Rubber Prices by 10%

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) will increase the price of seismic isolation rubber shipped to Japanese manufacturers by 10 percent on July 1. The company attributes the price hike to the increasing cost of natural rubber required to make seismic isolation rubber, as well as to higher prices for petrochemical ingredients used in synthetic rubber and iron ore that serves as a...

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Bridgestone Wins Wanli Tire Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), has announced that the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court ruled in favor of Bridgestone in its patent infringement case against major Chinese tire maker Wanli Tire Corp. Ltd., a joint venture between Guangzhou Wanli Group Co. Ltd. and Guangzhou South China Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. Bridgestone filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Wanli Tire in October 2015...

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Bridgestone Exedra Tires to Feature as Original Equipment on New Yamaha Flagship Motorcycle

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) will have its Exedra G853 front tires and Exedra G852 rear tires featured as original equipment on Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:7272) new Star Venture cruiser motorcycle. Targeted for markets outside of Japan, the Star Venture will serve as Yamaha Motor’s flagship motorcycle model. The full-dress touring motorcycle features a body design that fuses together dynamic power...

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Bridgestone Holds Opening Ceremony for New Automotive Tire Plant in Russia

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) group company Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing C.I.S. LLC held an opening ceremony for its new passenger car radial tire plant in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, on May 25. At the ceremony, Member of the Board, Chief Operating Officer and Representative Executive Officer Kazuhisa Nishigai expressed his gratitude for the Ulyanovsk Oblast government’s continuous support. In his speech, Nishigai said...

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Bridgestone Completes Acquisition of Tire Retailer Group Ayme

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has through its European subsidiary Bridgestone EMEA completed the acquisition of French tire retailer Groupe Ayme. The French competition authorities gave clearance and authorised the transaction without any restrictions. As a result, the Bridgestone retail network of First Stop, Speedy and Côté Route now has more than 900 points of sale. This acquisition supports the company’s retail...

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