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Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.
News - 2019
Enhancement of Global Service Network for Providing Solutions to Mine Operators
Tokyo (April 10, 2019) -- Bridgestone Corporation today announced that Australian subsidiary Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. (BMSA), which sells and provides services pertaining to tires for mining vehicles and conveyor belts, established the Hunter Valley Mining Solution Centre (HMSC) as a new mining solution centre on April 10, 2019.
HMSC combines mining vehicle tire sales, maintenance, and repair services; rim refurbishment and repair services; and tire fitting services to provide solutions for mine operators that are tailored to frontline mine operations. In addition, HMSC coordinates with Bridgestone Australia Ltd., a Bridgestone entity that sells truck and bus tires, to offer total mobility solutions that support transportation in a wide range of areas including transportation inside of mines and transportation to mineral export ports.
Furthermore, HMSC utilizes Bridgestone Intelligent Tag (B-TAG)*1 and the TreadStat™ Tire and Rim Management software,*2, both proprietary Bridgestone tools, to measure, collect, and analyze data on metrics such as tire pressure and temperature. These tools enable HMSC to propose plans for optimizing on-site operations that encompass everything from vehicle management to tire replacement and rotation. HMSC is thereby able to contribute to improved safety, productivity, and asset value for mine operators.
HMSC is the second Bridgestone mining solution centre in Australia following the Pilbara Mining Solution Centre, which was established in Western Australia in November 2017. Bridgestone is committed to enhancing its global service network and is continuously evolving as a mining solutions provider in order to offer swift responses to the needs of mine operators around the world. At the same time, Bridgestone will advance our Tire and Diversified Products as a Solution (Bridgestone T&DPaaS)*3 strategy to build upon our ongoing and ever-evolving business partnerships while co-creating customer and social value together with customers.
- B-TAG is a system that delivers real-time measurement data of both tire pressure and temperature of radial tires for construction and mining vehicles during operation to drivers and operation managers.
- TreadStat™ Tire and Rim Management is a management software for tires for construction and mining vehicles and their rims.
- The Bridgestone T&DPaaS strategy entails developing a unique business platform for using digital technologies to link superior products and services for customers and business operators embracing the mobility as a service concept in various fields in order to deliver customer and social value in the form of cutting-edge solutions.
Overview of BMSA
|1.Company name：||Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd.|
|2.Location：||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|5.Ownership：||Bridgestone Corporation 100%|
|6.Business activities：||Sales of tires for construction and mining vehicles and conveyor belts, provision of ancillary services, etc.|
|7.Employees：||287 (as of December 31, 2018)|
Overview of HMSC
|1.Facility name：||Hunter Valley Mining Solution Centre|
|2.Location：||Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia|
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