BFS raising prices 5-8%

From Rubber & Plastics News

Nashville, Tennessee-Bridgestone Corp.’s US- and Canada-based subsidiaries are raising prices 5 to 8 percent across the board for replacement and original equipment tyres.

Rising raw material costs sparked the price hikes by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire L.L.C. and Bridgestone/Firestone Canada Inc., BFS said. The increases take effect June 1 and cover Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton, associate and private-brand tires made by the companies.

Prices for some sizes of off-the-road tyres will rise the most, 8 percent.

Most other tyre makers recently have announced price increases…

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