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Bridgestone CEO Comments on Recent Troubles in Japanese Manufacturing

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) CEO Masaaki Tsuya recently offered comments regarding the series of problems this year that some say has shaken confidence in Japanese manufacturing. Speaking at a year-end press conference, Tsuya said that he does not believe that confidence in Japanese manufacturing has been undermined. He maintained that the earnestness and strong work ethic of Japanese people has not...

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Bridgestone Upgrades Digital Solution for Truck, Bus Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has updated and improved its Toolbox digital solution for truck and bus tires. The upgraded system will be phased into operation beginning in December at some Bridgestone locations in Japan, following its adoption in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Russia and South America. Already in use in more than 80 countries, Toolbox enables Bridgestone personnel to...

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Bridgestone: No Problems With Products From Toray Subsidiary Despite Faked Data

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has issued a public statement that there are no performance problems with products supplied by Toray Industries Inc. (TYO:3402) subsidiary Toray Hybrid Cord Inc. (THC), which has admitted falsifying inspection data. THC recently announced that quality-related inspection data for tire cords, as well as for cords used in vehicle hoses and belts, had been falsified. The new...

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Bridgestone’s Australian Subsidiary Opens Mining Solutions Center

The Australian subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has established a new office location dedicated to mining solutions. Bridgestone Earthmover Tyres Pty. Ltd. has opened the Pilbara Mining Solution Center (PMSC) in Port Hedland, Pilbara, Western Australia. The office will market and service conveyor belts and tires for mining vehicles in Australia. The Australian subsidiary will use PMSC to sell and...

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Bridgestone’s Foamed Rubber Technology Driving Force Behind Blizzak Studless Tires

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) Blizzak studless tires have for the 16th consecutive year been the most popular tire choice for passenger cars in five major cities within the Hokkaido and Northern Tohoku regions, which see heavy snowfall. The tires possess overwhelming market strength in these cities, where they are installed on approximately half of all passenger cars. At the core of...

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World-Championship Solar Car on Exhibit at Bridgestone’s Tokyo Motor Show Booth

At its Tokyo Motor Show booth, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is displaying a solar-powered car developed by Kogakuin University’s Solar Team. The car is the team’s 3rd vehicle, OWL, and was built in 2015. It won second place in the Cruiser Class at the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge race held in Australia – one of the largest solar races in...

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