History of Bridgestone Australia
1972 - The now famous Steel Cat, Australia's first steel radial ply tyre, is launched.
1972 - A second Tredaire rubber carpet underlay line is commissioned at Dandenong.
1973 - The Wild Cat, 70 series, high performance steel radial is launched.
1974 - High resilient cold cure urethane foam automotive seats are moulded in Dandenong: another Australian first.
1975 - Australia's first steel radial light truck tyre is manufactured at Salisbury, South Australia.
1976 - Salisbury Tyre Plant now manufactures one million steel radial ply tyres per annum and has made over 3 million steel radials in total.
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| The original Steel Cat set the standard|
for Australian tyre manufacturers in 1972
and became the generic name for steel
radial ply tyres in Australia.
|The vacuum heaters: Rubber car |
mats were a major product for
Edwardstown until the mid Seventies.