Bridgestone launches €36m smart factory project

Brussels – Bridgestone is investing €36 million in digitalisation and smart factories across eight European production sites to ‘future-proof’ its operations.

The four-year project will enhance the full production process, including manufacturing semi-finished products, energy supply, maintenance, and production planning, Bridgestone said in a 27 June statement.

The plants, in Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France, will benefit from energy saving, increased efficiency, reduced waste and simplified processes.

The programme will enable Bridgestone to respond “faster and more flexibly to evolving customer demands,” while reducing energy consumption and…

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