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Bridgestone is a tyre brand of Japanese origin with a presence in all regions of New Zealand. It´s currently the only company that manufactures tyres in the country, and its most famous tyre brands are Bridgestone and Firestone with the model’s Dueler, Potenza, Ecopia, Turanza and Blizzark.

Index
1.- Bridgestone Tyre NZ Shop New Zealand
1.1.- Bridgestone Auckland
1.2.- Bridgestone Canterbury
1.3.- Bridgestone Wellington
1.4.- Bridgestone Waikato
1.5.- Brigestone Bay of Plenty
1.6.- Bridgestone Otago
1.7.- Bridgestone Manawatū-Whanganui
1.8.- Bridgestone Northland
1.9.- Bridgestone Hawke’s Bay
1.10.- Bridgestone Taranaki
1.11.- Bridgestone Southland
1.12.- Bridgestone Tasman
1.13.- Bridgestone Nelson
1.14.- Bridgestone Gisborne
1.15.- Bridgestone Marlborough
1.16.- Bridgestone West Coast
2.- Bridgestone Tyres Models
3.- Bridgestone History
4.- Bridgestone News 2020

1.- Bridgestone Tyre NZ Shop New Zealand

Bridgestone Auckland 

Bridgestone Canterbury

Bridgestone Wellington 

Bridgestone Waikato 

Bridgestone Bay of Plenty 

Bridgestone Otago 

Bridgestone Manawatū-Whanganui 

Bridgestone Northland 

Bridgestone Hawke’s Bay 

Bridgestone Taranaki 

Bridgestone Southland 

Bridgestone Tasman 

Bridgestone Nelson 

Bridgestone Gisborne 

Bridgestone Marlborough 

Bridgestone West Coast 

2.- Bridgestone Tyres Models

▷ Bridgestone Dueler: it is a tyre designed for the four seasons of the year and also helps to consume little fuel.

▷ Bridgestone Potenza: these tyres are designed for sports cars because they provide excellent grip, both on dry and wet surfaces, providing excellent response and handling.

▷ Bridgestone Ecopia: is the most environmentally friendly tyre produced by Bridgestone, because it is built with materials that generate less environmental impact. Also is designed for traction and comfort for all four seasons.

▷ Bridgestone Turanza: these tires help absorb noise delivering a smooth and reliable ride. Like its brother Potenza, it is also excellent on dry and wet floors.

▷ Bridgestone Blizzark: this model is designed for snow and ice, delivering the best performance in the winter season.

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3.- Bridgestone History

Bridgestone is a Japanese tyre manufacture company, founded 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. In 1988, acquired The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company and today is one of the biggest tyre companies in the world, with 181 production facilities in 24 countries.

Because of Shohiro and the way that Bridgestone was built, they just focused on trying to be the most truthful to themselves and making the best company they could based on the Japanese values that their old companies have had. And it wasn´t until the forties that they really started to see a whole lot of growth.

Things didn’t really get much easier for Bridgestone in the forties because of the Second World War. Between losing their Tokyo headquarters and international assets, Bridgestone didn’t seem like its going to survive for very long.

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But, the going back that Bridgestone was good at, Shojiro just decide that were gonna hunker down and go back to what made Bridgestone the best, which was making tyres and revolutionizing what they knew in the Japanese market that other companies couldn’t do. They introduced the rayon cord tyre in 1951 to push ahead the tyre industry into something new, which ended up being an extremely successful tyre in the early fifties.

Bridgestone’s first overseas plant since the end of the war was opened in Singapore in 1965, and production was also commenced in Thailand in 1969. The 1960s for Bridgestone was an era of overseas expansion that also included the establishment of Bridgestone America in the United States in 1967 to act as Bridgestone’s USA representative sales branch.

At the start of the period of Japan’s economic stagnation, brought about by the first oil shock, the company was placing even more emphasis on establishing its own technology for the manufacture of radial tyres, and it was also at this time that further domestic plants were constructed and fitted out.

Its Super Filler Radial was placed on the market in 1978, and in 1979 the company introduced the high-performance POTENZA radial tyre. The Potenza tyre model it was pretty monumental considering that there weren´t a lot of options when it come to ultra-high performance back in the late seventies.

Bridgestone grew overseas and inevitable began to acquire other tyre businesses in the world. Now you have to remember in the tyre market, there is a ton of competition, especially when you´re considering companies like Goodyear and Sumitomo.

And, in 1988, Firestone was officially acquired by Bridgestone Turanza. They essentially got a hold of pretty much everything, because that´s was Bridgestone needed to essentially become in the one of the biggest tyre manufacturer company in the world.

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They didn’t close any plants, they didn´t do anything to really change the game, they just needed more and Firestone give them the opportunity to grow. Bridgestone the entered in the motor sport era and became involved in pretty much everything from Formula One to Indianapolis 500.

Bridgestone ultimately got involved in everything from passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, specially tyres, and commercial tyres, because well, they could. And they have plants all over the world.

4.- Bridgestone News 2020

Bridgestone develops custom Potenza tyres for Maserati MC20

Bridgestone Potenza for Maserati MC20Bridgestone Potenza tyres developed specifically for this vehicle improve handling, control and driving dynamics, maximizing the overall performance of the supercar.

Bridgestone’s innovative virtual tyre development technology increases the efficiency and sustainability of the tyre creation process.

Bridgestone has been selected as the exclusive tyre supplier for Maserati’s new supercar, the MC20. This cooperation between two industry leaders breaks new ground, with Bridgestone enhancing the incredible capabilities of the new Maserati MC20 by developing custom Potenza premium tyres.

In the development stage of its amazing new MC20, Maserati needed a premium sports tyre that would deliver exceptional performance. Bridgestone Potenza, a trusted partner of Maserati, responded to that request and made it happen with custom-built Potenza tyres.

The long-standing collaboration between Bridgestone and Maserati has its origins in the history of motor racing. Bridgestone Potenza tyres were born out of a long-standing association in Formula 1 competition, while the MC20 represents a return for Maserati to the roots of motorsport. Achieving incredible results, on and off the track, is part of the pioneering DNA of both companies.

Both Bridgestone and Maserati have used their own R&D centers and innovative virtual development technologies to create and test the new MC20 and its custom tyres. Bridgestone, thanks to its patented virtual tyre modeling technology, also shortened the duration of the development process, reducing its impact on the environment by using fewer resources, and reducing the time to market of the project.

This contributed to a more efficient process, with the design of the MC20 developed in approximately 24 months. The incorporation of innovative and sustainable technologies is a top priority for both industry leaders, with an electric variant of the MC20 that will hit the market, as planned, in the near future.

Steven De Bock, Bridgestone EMIA’s Vice President of Consumer Replacement Products and Original Equipment, says of this announcement: “Developed, tested and manufactured entirely in Europe, these custom designed Potenza tyres have been created to meet the high demands of Maserati. Cooperating again with Maserati we have developed a custom Potenza tyre that allows the MC20 to offer all its sporting, power and control capabilities.

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