Bridgestone has been awarded the “Special Award for Partnership” in the Daimler Supplier Award 2011. The award was presented at the Daimler Supplier Award presentation ceremony at the Mercedes Center, Stuttgart, Germany, on 15th March 2012 in the presence of Daimler top management and representatives of key global Daimler suppliers.
The award was received on behalf of Bridgestone by Edwin Van der Stad, Director, OE Business, Bridgestone Europe who said: “Bridgestone is honoured to receive this special award after the extremely difficult situation caused by the catastrophe in Japan. Daimler has ambitious goals for the future and Bridgestone looks forward to working closely with this premium car manufacturer in all regions of the world, in both the commercial vehicle and passenger car markets.”
Daimler awarded its Special Award for Partnership to a group of 34 Japanese key suppliers in recognition of their exceptional efforts to overcome the disruption caused by the catastrophe and find solutions to keep the supply chain running, with minimal effect on Daimler business.
Bridgestone supplies a wide range of Daimler passenger cars and commercial vehicles with original equipment tyres. Two of the most recent passenger car fitment contracts are with the new Bridgestone Turanza T001 touring tyre for the Mercedes B-Class.
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.