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Japan’s Rubber Unions Scale Back Spring Offensive Wage Demands

The Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRWUC) has largely completed its spring labor offensive, and unions have submitted wage demands at most large rubber manufacturers. According to the JRWUC, 45 out of 58 unions have submitted their wage demands, and despite discrepancies between sectors such as tires, automobile parts, and industrial goods, wage increase demands are trending downward from the...

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Bridgestone Receives Honda’s Environment Award

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has received the Environmental Award presented by Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7267) to honor select suppliers. It is the first time that Bridgestone has received the award. The Environment Award is one of five categories including Product Quality under which Honda confers honors to express gratitude to suppliers that excel. Bridgestone received the award in the Environment...

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Automation Triples Productivity of Bridgestone Rubber Manufacturing Process

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has introduced a newly developed pre-forming method that improves productivity of the manufacturing process for seismic isolation rubber. The new method is in use at the company’s Yokohama Plant where it manufactures seismic isolation rubber. In the pre-forming method, the interior rubber is injection-compression molded (ICM) to eliminate the rolling and punching processes. The use of robots...

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Bridgestone to Expand Joliette Plant in Canada

Bridgestone Corp (TYO:5108) is expanding production capacity of passenger car tires and light truck radial tires at the Quebec-based Joliette Tire Manufacturing Plant of Bridgestone Canada Inc. (BSCA), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Inc. (BSA). The investment is expected to total $250 million. With the expansion scheduled to break ground in 2016, new technologically advanced equipment will be phased in...

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Japanese Tire Companies Boost Production Capacity in North America

Japanese tire companies are reaping higher profits in the North American market with the help of a livelier U.S. economy. That help is coming in the form of strong sales of large vehicles in the U.S. that is creating major demand for large tires fitted onto pickup trucks and SUVs. Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has responded to this demand by announcing...

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New Bridgestone Tires Reduce Driver Fatigue

Bridgestone has announced the release of the Playz PX-Series, tires that contribute to driving safety by reducing driver fatigue. These tires have a different pattern on the inboard side and outboard side of the tread. By stabilizing contact with the road surface, they reduce the need for the driver to constantly make minor directional adjustments in steering.

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