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Rubber Unions Increase Demands on Tire Manufacturers

Member unions of the Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRC) have submitted their wage demands at the group’s annual spring labor offensive, directing most of their efforts toward large rubber companies. Looking specifically at the per-company wage demands for 35-year-old workers in the tire industry, unions are demanding a 5,600 yen ($52.70) increase from Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), a 5,500 yen...

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CEOs of 11 Tire Makers Meet in US to Discuss Environment, Health, ELTs

CEOs from major Japanese tire manufacturers such as Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) and Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105), along with their counterparts from Europe, the U.S. and South Korea, gathered in California on Nov. 17, 2017 for a seventh meeting of global tire industry CEOs. In total, the event was attended by leaders from...

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New Walking Trainer to Utilize Bridgestone’s Rubber Pneumatic Artificial Muscles

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has joined with Tokyo Medical and Dental University Professor Kenji Kawashima to develop a walking training machine aimed at helping improve the health of senior citizens. Looking toward commercialization, the company plans to begin verification testing for the machine in 2018. The walking training machine under development uses rubber pneumatic artificial muscles developed...

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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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