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Bridgestone Recognized as Leading Worldwide Supplier for Suzuki’s Overseas Operations

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced on July 17 that it has been selected as one of the best suppliers for Suzuki Motor Corp.’s (TYO:7269) overseas operations, beating out a number of other prominent suppliers around the world. This recognition covers the period of fiscal 2019 and was awarded to Bridgestone this April. The award given by Suzuki here is used to...

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Bridgestone Aims to Become Sustainable Solutions Company by 2050

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently revealed a new medium- to long-term business strategy framework in view of 2050 and beyond. As part of this, the tire manufacturer is looking to achieve a particular vision for 2050 – one that would see it providing continuous value to both society and customers as a sustainable solutions company. Shuichi Ishibashi, who serves as representative...

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Michelin Japan Targets August Launch for New Studless Winter Tires With Better Braking on Ice

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is looking to begin sales of the X-Ice Snow, a new studless winter tire, as part of a sequential launch starting on Aug. 11. The tire will be available in a total of 84 sizes. Compared to the existing X-Ice 3+, the X-Ice Snow brings a 9 percent improvement to braking performance on ice, as...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Launch New Studless Winter Tire With Superior Ice Performance

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) plans to begin rolling out sales on Aug. 1 for the Winter Maxx 03, a studless winter tire with new rubber texturing technology that gives it the best ice performance of any Sumitomo Rubber tire. It will be available in a total of 98 sizes. Characterized by nanoscale bumps and hollows, the new nano-texturing technology...

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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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Yokohama Rubber Supplies BluEarth-FE AE30 Tires as OE for New Daihatsu Taft

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has started supplying BluEarth-FE AE30 tires as OE for the new Daihatsu Taft, a kei-class light vehicle that launched in Japan on June 10. These are being supplied in the size of 165/65R15 81S. The BluEarth-FE AE30 is a fuel-efficient standard tire under the BluEarth series, which is themed around making...

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