Tokyo – Bridgestone Earthmover Tyres Pty Ltd (BSEM), a Bridgestone Corp subsidiary in Australia, has established a mining solutions base in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the company announced 16 Nov.
The new unit, known as Pilbara Mining Solution Center (PMSC), officially started operations 10 Nov and is located close to both mines and ports.
The base will supply tires, conveyor belts and hydraulic hoses, as well as related services to clients nearby.
Bridgestone said the unit would offer support for all procedures from excavating minerals at mines to transporting them to the ports for shipping.
In addition to that, the operation will provide services such as sales, maintenance and repair of tires.
PMSC will use digital platforms developed by Bridgestone to analyse data. These will include a system that delivers real-time data on tire-pressure and tire-temperature as vehicles operate.