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Bridgestone Americas Plans Capacity Increase for Off-the-Road Tires in Illinois

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) U.S. subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc. recently announced plans to increase its production capacity for off-the-road tires. Taking place at a plant in Bloomington, Illinois, this expansion will cost the company $12 million and is slated for completion at some point in 2020. The project will see the plant begin producing 29-inch, 33-inch and 35-inch tires for small-...

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Bridgestone Launches Development Project Aimed at Driverless Tire Noise Tests

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has started a development project targeting the use of driverless vehicles in tire noise tests. Such tests are one of several types conducted using vehicles. By implementing tire noise tests that deploy a self-driving vehicle rather than rely on human skills and know-how, Bridgestone aims to improve the accuracy and efficiency of its...

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Bridgestone Develops New Rubber Composite With High Fuel Efficiency, Fracture Strength

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) Katsuhiko Tsunoda, a member of Research Department III, Central Research Division, recently announced that the company has successfully developed a rubber composite combining low fuel consumption with high fracture strength. The manufacturer’s efforts here fall under an initiative to develop ultrathin, strong, flexible and tough polymers as part of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (ImPACT)...

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Bridgestone Reveals Plans for Digital Solutions, Smart Factories

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) on June 26 held a press conference to announce its plans for digital solutions and smart factories as part of an effort toward digital transformation. In the area of digital solutions, the Japanese tire manufacturer intends to not only sell tires but also use digitalization to make the value being offered more visible, said Yukio Saegusa, VP...

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Bridgestone Acquires New Jersey-Based Industrial Rubber to Expand Northeastern US Hose Operations

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced on June 1 the acquisition of Industrial Rubber Co. through Bridgestone HosePower LLC, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary engaged in hose sales and services. Established in 1950 and based in the U.S. state of New Jersey with a staff of 17 employees, Industrial Rubber covers hydraulic and industrial hose sales and services in the Northeastern U.S....

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Bridgestone Joins Australian Research Project for Sustainable Rail Infrastructure

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) was announced on May 23 as a member of the Australian-based Industrial Transformation Training Center for Advanced Technologies in Rail Track Infrastructure (ITTC Rail). Operating under the Australian Research Council (ARC), ITTC Rail targets the development of next-generation technologies in rail infrastructure. Bridgestone’s participation here will include the launch of a joint research project with Australia’s University...

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