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Bridgestone to Sell off Chinese Synthetic Rubber Subsidiary by Mid-December

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced on June 15 that it will be selling off all of its shares in Bridgestone (Huizhou) Synthetic Rubber Co. Ltd. (BSRC), a Chinese group company that manufactures and sells synthetic rubber for use in automotive tires. These shares will be sold to LCY Chemical Corp., which runs global operations for materials and chemicals. Located in Huizhou,...

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Bridgestone Looks to Expand Air Spring Production Capacity in US

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has announced that subsidiary Firestone Industrial Products LLC (FSIP) is set to boost its production capacity for air springs at a plant in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Total investment in this expansion is slated to come to $51 million, with construction to begin in the second quarter of this year and wrap up by the end of 2022. The...

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Bridgestone Plants Receive Top Rating from Caterpillar’s Supplier Rating Program

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) and the Bridgestone Group have had seven plants receive a Platinum Level rating under Caterpillar Inc.’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) for 2020. This is the highest supplier rating provided by the U.S.-based manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. Four of the seven Bridgestone plants to receive this rating manufacture tires for construction equipment, including the Santo...

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Bridgestone to Invest 10.2B Yen Into Upgrading Flagship Plant for Mining and Construction Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is looking to improve a range of facilities at its Shimonoseki Plant, the company’s flagship production base for mining and construction vehicle tires. The investment here is set to total 10.2 billion yen ($93.64 million), with construction slated to begin in 2022 and be completed by the end of 2025. This project comes as part of Bridgestone’s...

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Bridgestone’s Conveyor Belt Business Sees Domestic Sales Slip Amid COVID-19

Sales revenue from Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) domestic conveyor belt business fell slightly year-on-year for the first half of calendar 2020, the company has revealed. While conveyor belt sales to the iron and steel industry were largely unchanged from the previous year, those to more general users were down due to customers putting plans on hold amid COVID-19, causing the business’s...

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Bridgestone Launches Subscription Service for Passenger Car Tires in Japan

Bridgestone Retail Japan Co. Ltd. has launched Mobox in the Japanese market. Launched on April 1, the passenger car tire subscription service is now available at 353 Cockpit and Taiyakan locations throughout the country. The Mobox service provides customers with tires and maintenance for a monthly fee. Customers can choose between two plans – Standard and Light – with a...

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