Bridgestone Americas

Bridgestone Wins the Mercedes-Benz Environmental Responsibility Award

The award-winning Reused Water project reinforces the company’s commitment to value natural resources.
Press Release

SAO PAULO, October 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bridgestone, the world’s largest tire manufacturer, received the Mercedes-Benz Environmental Responsibility Award for the implementation of the Reused Water Project. The announcement of the winners took place on October 15, at an awards ceremony held in São Paulo. 

Bridgestone Holds 10th Annual Bridgestone Group Global TQM Conference

Presentation of 16 examples of improvement activities selected from operating sites worldwide
Press Release

TOKYO, October 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Bridgestone Corporation today announced that it held the 10th Bridgestone Group Global Total Quality Management (TQM) Conference on September 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States. First held in 2010,*1 this annual conference serves as a forum for sharing examples of outstanding and innovative improvement activities from globally across the Bridgestone Group.

Firestone Ag Launches New Line of Energy Efficient Agriculture Tires

Firestone Maxi Traction tires engineered for improved energy efficiency, tread wear and traction in a variety of soil conditions
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 2, 2019 /3BL Media/― Firestone Ag, a business of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone), today announced the launch of a new line of agriculture tires designed to deliver reliable and improved performance* in the field. Firestone Maxi Traction tires, now available in 15 sizes, offer farmers improved tread wear*, traction in a variety of soil conditions and targeted load capacity to match application needs. 

Japan Science and Technology Agency Announces Expanded Research and Development Project to Support Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles

Program led by Japan Science and Technology Agency will help contribute to the realization of a low-carbon society through a reduction of CO2 emissions
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TOKYO, September 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Fujimoto Laboratory of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo, NSK Ltd., and Bridgestone Corporation recently announced the expansion of a joint research and development program for future creation spearheaded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). NSK and Bridgestone have been participating in the project since last year.

Bridgestone Bloomington Plant Achieves “Gold Level” in Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification

Press Release

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced that its off-the-road (OTR) plant in Bloomington, Illinois recently achieved the Gold Level in the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) Certification.

Two Bridgestone Plants Recognized by PACCAR With 2018 Supplier Quality Awards

Warren County and LaVergne, Tennessee truck and bus radial plants earn top supplier quality awards
Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ ― Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced that its Warren County, Tennessee, and LaVergne, Tennessee truck and bus radial (TBR) tire manufacturing facilities were recently recognized by PACCAR with a 2018 Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes suppliers that meet or exceed PACCAR’s rigorous standard of 10 or fewer defective parts for every one million parts shipped to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

Bridgestone EMEA Prepares for the Future with €36 Million Commitment to Smart Factory Project

Summary: 
  • Investment will further digitise Bridgestone EMEA’s manufacturing processes
  • Eight European plants across Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France will be transformed
  • Four-year project will be rolled-out from 2019 onwards
  • Supports Bridgestone EMEA’s transformation into a mobility solutions leader
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  • Investment will further digitise Bridgestone EMEA’s manufacturing processes
  • Eight European plants across Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France will be transformed
  • Four-year project will be rolled-out from 2019 onwards
  • Supports Bridgestone EMEA’s transformation into a mobility solutions leader

Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report Details Environmental Success and Reports on Strengthened Sustainable Procurement Practices, Including Human Rights Protection

Press Release

TOKYO, June 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today the Bridgestone Group published its Sustainability Report 2018-2019 highlighting strong progress toward its global commitment to help achieve a more sustainable society. Two years ahead of schedule, the Group exceeded its 2020 goal of reducing global water withdrawal by 35 percent1.

Bridgestone Americas Sponsors 2019 Nashville Pride Festival and Parade

Bridgestone to serve as presenting sponsor for sixth consecutive year
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ ― Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a leading tire and rubber company, will serve its sixth year as presenting sponsor of the Nashville Pride Festival. This year’s Pride Festival will take place on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, at Public Square Park in Downtown Nashville.

Closing the Skills Gap Through the East Community Learning Center Automotive Technology Center

by Bob Lux, Consumer Program Engineering, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Article

One of the biggest challenges facing today’s workforce is the technical skills gap, partly created by a lack of accessible education opportunities for young professionals. To combat this challenge, Bridgestone and Firestone Complete Auto Care in collaboration with United Way of Summit County and Akron Public Schools (APS) developed the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology which brought a Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) to East Community Learning Center (CLC) in October 2018.  

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