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Bridgestone Readies to Supply Tire Technology as Sponsor for 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently attended a program reveal event in Adelaide, Australia, for the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC). Held in Australia once every two years, the BWSC is the world’s most prominent solar car race. The event aims to promote technological innovation for solar-powered cars and help train young engineers. This year’s BWSC is scheduled for Oct. 13–20...

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Toyo Tires Set to Support Four Teams in 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) and its U.S. sales subsidiary Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (TTC) are set to provide support for the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a race scheduled for June 30 in the U.S. The companies will support three teams taking part in the event’s Time Attack 1 Class and one team in the Exhibition Class, providing these...

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Bridgestone to Supply Radial Tires for Kubota Agricultural Tractors

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has struck a new deal for the supply of its VT-Tractor tires, a series of radial tires made for large agricultural tractors. The tire manufacturer will be providing these to Kubota Corp. (TYO:6236) for use in the tractor manufacturer’s M7-172 model, a large agricultural tractor that offers 170 horsepower and comes as part...

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Michelin, GM Work Together to Develop Prototype Airless Tire

Michelin Group and General Motors Co. (GM) recently announced that they have developed the Michelin Uptis Prototype, a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger cars. The companies presented this prototype at the Movin’On Summit for 2019, a recent event aimed at achieving more sustainable mobility on a global level. Michelin and GM are continuing to conduct joint R&D...

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Yokohama Rubber to Raise Domestic Prices on Aftermarket Tires by 3%

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it will be raising prices on its aftermarket tires in the Japanese domestic market. The change will apply to all shipments from Aug. 1 onward. This move comes as factors such as a personnel shortage cause distribution-related costs to surge, with expectations that this trend will continue going forward. The decision marks...

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Sumitomo Rubber’s Falken Tires Selected as OE for New Jeep Gladiator

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that U.S. sales subsidiary Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. has begun supplying Falken-brand tires for the new Jeep Gladiator pickup truck sold by FCA US LLC. The supply agreement includes Wildpeak A/T AT3W tires as OE, with Wildpeak M/T MT01 also being provided as an option. The Wildpeak A/T AT3W tires selected as...

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