Depending on the country and the product category, prices will variably increase starting from July 1st, by an average of:
• 12% for Truck and Bus radial tyres;
• 8% for Agricultural, Off Road tyres and Retreads;
• 5% for Passenger, Light Truck and 4x4 as well as for Motorcycle tyres.
“The current costs of raw materials such as natural rubber, oil derived materials and others are maintaining their recent historic high levels.” said Mac Ohashi, CEO and President of Bridgestone Europe. “We are carefully monitoring the material price trends and fluctuations. However, based on the 2011 year-to-date levels, even after the last round of price increases which took place in the second quarter, we still have a significant gap to cover. While we are continuously making every effort to absorb cost increases through efficiencies, we also appreciate the continued support and understanding of our customers as we remain committed to providing the highest quality products and deliver a premium package of value.”
About Bridgestone Europe
Bridgestone Europe (BSEU), with European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe operates an R&D center, 8 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with over 13,000 employees. BSEU’s premium tyres are sold both within Europe and globally.