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.

Employee performing mining vehicle tire repair service

Mining Solution Centres logo

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.

Overview of BMSA

Overview of HMSC

About Bridgestone Corporation:
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.

May 30, 2019