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Bridgestone Announces Sweeping Sales, Profits Increases in January–March Results

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has announced its business results (IFRS) for the January–March, which include sales revenue of 891.01 billion yen ($6.96 billion), up 22.5 percent year-on-year; adjusted operating profit of 101.1 billion yen, up 19.2 percent; and net profit, including that for discontinued operations, of 53.84 billion yen, down 81.1 percent. Net profit was significantly lower due to a one-time...

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Bridgestone Joins LanzaTech to Develop Recycling Technology for End-of-Life Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) group company Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced earlier this month that it has formed an exclusive partnership with LanzaTech NZ Inc., which has proprietary technology for turning CO2 into energy and chemicals. The companies intend to work together on developing innovative technology for the recycling of end-of-life tires. Headquartered in Illinois, LanzaTech captures carbon from waste and uses...

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Bridgestone Included in Major ESG Investment Index for Fourth Year Straight

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has been selected for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the fourth consecutive year. A widely recognized ESG investment index, the FTSE4Good Index Series was developed by FTSE Russell, a major global index provider that operates as part of the London Stock Exchange Group. The index sees large-scale companies around the world...

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Bridgestone Launches New High-Grip Sport Tire

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) on April 1 launched sales of the Potenza RE-08D, a high-grip sport tire made in pursuit of shorter circuit lap times. The tire is available in the singular size of 215/45R17. Inheriting the design philosophy of its predecessor, the Potenza RE-07D, the RE-08D is one of Bridgestone’s high-added-value Dan-Totsu products, which are developed based on technology the...

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Bridgestone Set to Launch Water-Repellent Golf Balls

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) golf business is planning an April 15 launch for the Tour B JGR Splash, a golf ball with new functionality. The ball takes the design of the existing Tour B JGR – which has met with good reviews for its role in maximizing the carry of amateur golfers – and adds the benefit of water repellency. While...

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Bridgestone Stops Russian Tire Exports on March 14, Production on March 18

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced on March 14 that it would be stopping its production of tires in Russia, as well as its tire exports to the country. On the production front, Bridgestone is suspending operations at its Russian plant for passenger car tires – located in Ulyanovsk – and freezing all new capital investment in the country. The company decided...

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