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Bridgestone's 2018 Sales Matched 2017

Net sales for Bridgestone Corp. in fiscal 2018 were 3,650.1 billion yen, the same as the previous year; operating income was 402.7 billion yen, a decrease of 4%. Income was 381.1 billion yen, a decrease of 5%; and profits were 291.6 billion yen, an increase of 1%.

That's three CEOs for Point S on a single stage. From left, Walter Lybeck, CEO in the U.S., Christophe Rollet, CEO in France, and Fabien Bouquet, CEO of Point S International.
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Point S Dealers Increased Sales by 10% in 2018

Point S Tire & Auto Service retailers in the U.S. have access to new tools to help them serve consumers online, manage customer feedback and pursue and track declined services. Leaders expect the tools will help Point S dealers beat the 10% increase in sales they recorded in 2018.  

Galvan has been with CMA for more than 11 years.
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CMA Makes Organizational Changes

China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) has made three organizational changes to streamline operations and improve CMA’s overall customer experience.

Approaching brakes, ride control and tires as systems to be serviced together, not separately, helps service advisors and automotive technicians make more accurate service recommendations to their customers, say industry experts.
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Service Brakes, Ride Control and Tires Together to Reduce Comebacks

When it comes to diagnosing brake, ride control and tire wear issues, a new approach to the tried-and-true steps for inspecting vehicles can help boost service sales and reduce comebacks. For details, Modern Tire Dealer turned to Joe Bacarella from Tenneco Inc., manufacturer of Monroe shocks and other aftermarket products, and Dann Ingebritson from Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI), maker of Raybestos brand brakes.

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Goodyear Is Working on Next Gen Tire Optix

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s Tire Optix commercial tire management program was introduced in Nashville at the 2018 Goodyear Customer Conference. Nearly 1 million commercial truck tires have been inspected using the program since then.

Maliyah Ramsey is a high school junior in Akron, Ohio, studying automotive technology at East Community Learning Center. Akron Public Schools is creating specific career-minded academies at each of its high schools, and it’s received a boost from Bridgestone Americas Inc. The tire maker sponsors the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology, which includes an automotive curriculum, as well as electrical engineering, interactive media and welding classes.
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The Hunt for Technicians

"We have 21 locations and we could probably use 21 more technicians.” Tire dealers all over the country can feel Matt Jensen’s pain.

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