The certification, independently verified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, requires companies to meet specific quality management system requirements across all business areas.
Over a million organisations worldwide are independently certified, making ISO 9001 one of the most widely used quality management tools in the world.
Mitsuhira Shimazaki, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Bridgestone Europe said:
“ISO 9001 is an important standard which we have held since 1992. It assists us in ensuring that we consistently control our major business practices with greater efficiency. Adopting an ISO Quality Management System approach enables us to provide consistent high quality products and services through stringent control of our processes. We believe that obtaining the certification offers the opportunity to enhance customer satisfaction and meet customer requirements.”
Bridgestone Europe is one of the only major tyre companies in Europe to hold ISO 9001 certification for all their sales subsidiaries which illustrates its commitment to the eight ISO Quality Management Principles which include customer focus, involvement of people and mutually beneficial supplier relationships.
Currently 21 sites across Bridgestone Europe’s sales subsidiaries and warehousing are audited to ensure the company meets the ISO 9001 requirements.
Notes to editor
ISO 9001:2008 is the latest version of the ISO 9001 quality management standard published by the International Organisation for Standardisation.
About Bridgestone EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Bridgestone EMEA, with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. Bridgestone EMEA operates in more than 60 countries and has over 18200 employees. Across the region it has 14 tyre and tyre related plants, a major R&D Centre and a proving ground. Bridgestone EMEA’s premium tyres are sold in Europe, Middle East, Africa and globally.