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Bridgestone: Revenue and Profit May Decline for First Time in Seven Years

The outlook for the business environment surrounding Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) over fiscal 2016 indicates no turnaround in demand in the second half of the year. In addition to a continued decrease in North American production of truck and business tires, Bridgestone’s mining company customers, who purchase tires for mining and construction-purpose vehicle tires, are prolonging their inventory adjustment periods. Company...

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New Bridgestone M746 Trailer Tire to Feature Better Tire Rotation Frequency

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has announced that it will launch its M746 all-season trailer tire on Oct. 10. Combining performance capabilities in both wet and snow, the M746 employs a specially designed pattern with consideration to the twisting force that is characteristic of trailers. This improves block durability and wear resistance, helping to reduce the frequency of tire rotations, as the...

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Museum With Seismic Retrofitting by Bridgestone Named World Cultural Heritage Site

The National Museum of Western Art (NMWA), Tokyo, has been named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site at a session of the World Heritage Committee on July 17, 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey. The building uses seismic isolation rubber bearings supplied by Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108). Bridgestone’s seismic isolation bearings consist of thin rubber layers and steel plates alternately laminated together. In...

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Bridgestone Sports Announces Upcoming Release of New Golf Gear

Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), is launching a new series of Tour B products under the Bridgestone Golf brand that are designed for athletic golfers. Bridgestone Sports launched the Bridgestone Golf Tour B330 golf ball series in March, followed by the Bridgestone Golf Tour B V10 golf ball series in April. Tour B clubs are...

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Bridgestone and Others Brace for Post-Brexit Changes

With Britain’s referendum vote to depart from the EU, a number of Japan’s tire manufacturers have now been left to speculate as to what the exact fallout will be. Of Japan’s four tire manufacturers, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) and Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) have sales locations in Britain. Asked what the aftereffects of Brexit will...

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Bridgestone Director on Cutting-edge Automation Technology – Interview

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is looking at leveraging Japan’s forte of manufacturing and rolling out its technology on a global scale, says Yukio Saegusa, director of the company’s Advanced Tire Production System Division. To this end, the company is putting effort into optimizing production and introducing cutting-edge technology. Presently within Bridgestone’s 10 tire factories domestically, Saegusa said that the company has enhanced the...

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