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Bridgestone Americas, Goodyear to Merge US Wholesale Networks

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc. and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced on April 17 that they will jointly establish TireHub LLC, a nationwide U.S wholesale company. TireHub will handle U.S. wholesale operations for the passenger vehicle tire and small truck tire businesses of both parent companies. Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear will use the opportunity to offer...

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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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Nippon Goodyear Announces New Tires for Passenger Cars, SUVs

Nippon Goodyear Ltd. has announced that it will release two new comfort tires on Feb. 1: the EfficientGrip Comfort, aimed at passenger vehicles, and the EfficientGrip Performance SUV, aimed at sport utility vehicles. EfficientGrip Comfort tires stand out for providing a much more comfortable ride by reducing tread pattern noise and road noise, thus making the cabin quieter. All sizes...

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Nippon Goodyear President Looks to Break Open All-Season Tire Market

Nippon Goodyear Ltd. is seeking again this period to get active in developing an all-season tire market in Japan. Speaking at the company’s 2017 strategy announcement and new products briefing session on Feb. 16, President Yujiro Kanehara deemed the company’s first-year effort at this in 2016 as modest. Now for the 2017 period, Nippon Goodyear is looking to launch an...

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Sumitomo Rubber Continues to Strengthen North American Business: CEO Ikeda

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is proceeding with revamping its North American plants and bringing in new equipment for use with current production, said President & CEO Ikuji Ikeda at a press conference last week. He added that, with a view to the future, the company will also adopt new production technology to increase production capacity for high-performance tires. Increasing...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Take up Full-Scale Operation at USA Technical Center

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) will commence full-scale operation at its USA Technical Center in January 2017. Increasing its freedom to operate in the U.S. market by dissolving its alliance with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in October 2015, the company has made strides in its efforts to enhance development, production and sales systems. The new technical center is linked...

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