May 29, 2018

Bridgestone joins Industrial Transformation Research Program in Australia

Bridgestone joins Industrial Transformation

On May 23, Bridgestone Corporation announced it joined the Industrial Transformation Research Program, which is supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC), related to the development of advanced technologies in rail infrastructure in Australia. Bridgestone will commence a joint research project with Australia's University of Wollongong (UOW) to develop sustainable rail infrastructure technologies.

As part of its global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone is working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations through advanced technologies and solutions around the world, as well as helping ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations. Our Way to Serve organizes Bridgestone Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts under three priority areas including Mobility, People, and Environment, and reflects the company's longstanding philosophy of Serving Society with Superior Quality.

Headquartered at the UOW, the Industrial Transformation Research Program launched on May 23 with the support of the ARC, in coordination with eight universities including the UOW and 11 other organizations. The program seeks to promote industry-academia collaboration and train researchers to further the ​development of advanced technologies in rail infrastructure in Australia. The joint research project will focus on advancing research such as the application of used tires for various rail track components, including ballast and subgrade for improving durability of ballasted rail tracks.​

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