Tokyo (April 15, 2019) -- Bridgestone Corporation today announced the company will showcase its innovative products, services and solutions at Auto Shanghai 2019. This is the 18th year for the International Automobile Industry Exhibition, which will be held in Shanghai, China from April 16 - 25, 2019.*1

Based on the concept of supporting individuals, the Bridgestone exhibit will demonstrate how the company is contributing to the realization of a sustainable mobility society. As a Worldwide Olympic Partner and a Worldwide Paralympic Partner, Bridgestone also will use the booth to introduce the Companys effort to support individuals who are chasing their dreams through activities in relation to the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

Artist rendition of Bridgestone exhibition booth

In line with its mission of Serving Society with Superior Quality, the Bridgestone Group employs innovation and technology to improve the way people move, live, work, and play. Furthermore, in activating its Worldwide Olympic Partnership with a message of "CHASE YOUR DREAM", the Group supports athletes to help them overcome adversity and persevere in pursuit of their goals.

Major Exhibits

Exhibit Details
High Strength Rubber*2 featuring worlds first polymer that exceeds natural rubber performance ・High Strength Rubber is a promising next-generation tire material with levels of durability and abrasion resistance that greatly exceed those of natural rubber. This new technology will be exhibited as a viable means of realizing the necessary performance for tires while using fewer natural resources.
ECOPIA with ologic next-generation fuel-efficient tires ・Introducing Bridgestones activity for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the worlds foremost solar car race.
・ECOPIA with ologic next-generation fuel-efficient tires achieve high fuel efficiency with "narrow tread", "large diameter and high inflation pressure" that is completely different from that of conventional tires.
・Featuring a solar car designed by the Beijing Institute of Technology that took part in the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge while using ECOPIA with ologic tires.
"Air Free Concept" bicycle*3 ・Visitors can ride Bridgestones "Air Free Concept" bicycle, which represents one facet of the companys next-generation mobility initiatives.
premium passenger car tires
・ALENZA 001 high-performance tires feature exceptional and sporty on-road driving performance and are designed for longer wear life.
・The exhibit will also feature BMW X5 equipped with the Bridgestone ALENZA 001 tire.
・TURANZA T005 tires boast superior driving stability and dry performance to produce a luxurious, comfortable ride.
ECOPIA EP300 fuel-efficient passenger car tires for China market ・ECOPIA EP300 tires pursue reduced rolling resistance while maintaining high levels of wet performance and driving stability.
ECOPIA R102 and ECOPIA R208 fuel-efficient truck and bus tires ・ECOPIA R102 tires feature improved levels of fuel-efficiency and even wear resistance making them ideal for driving with standard loads on expressways and other paved roads.
・ECOPIA R208 tires excel in fuel efficiency and wet performance.
BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 sports radial motorcycle tires ・BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 motorcycle tires offer improved dry grip and ride comfort coupled with superior wet performance.
Activities for the Companys Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic partnerships ・Introducing the activities of "Team Bridgestone in China", which is comprised of athletes who are chasing their dreams and people who supports athletes.
・Having an event featuring an appearance by professional swimmer Ms. Shiwen Ye.

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