mining and construction vehicles

Bridgestone Acquires iTrack Solutions Business from UK Tire Management Firm Transense

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced on June 25 that it has finished acquiring the iTrack Solutions Business of U.K.-based company Transense Technologies PLC. Transense’s iTrack Solutions Business provides mining companies with solutions that contribute to both tire maintenance as well as the optimization of vehicle operations. Through this, the business has built up an excellent reputation for itself over the years....

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Michelin Japan Lines up February Launch for New Mining Tire

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is planning a Feb. 3 launch for the Michelin XDR3, a new tire for use with mining equipment. The tire will be offered in the size of 27.00R49. Since stopping mining equipment means putting a halt to work, the industry has a need for long-life tires that rarely break down. Companies are also calling for...

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Bridgestone Opens Mining Solutions Center in Australia

Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia Pty Ltd. (BMSA), an Australian subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) that sells and services mining vehicle tires and conveyor belts, recently opened the Hunter Mining Solution Centre (HMSC). The HMSC provides mining companies with a suite of solutions for on-site operations that includes the sale, maintenance and repair of mining vehicle tires, rim modification and repair,...

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Marubeni Starts up Russian Sales Subsidiary for Mining Truck Tires, Rubber Materials

Trading company Marubeni Corp. (TYO:8002) recently announced that it has established Marubeni Rubber RUS LLC (MRR), a new Russian sales subsidiary that is set to handle large tires for mining trucks as well as a range of other rubber materials for the mining industry. Abundant in natural resources, Russia is seeing a high level of activity aimed at mine development....

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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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