The Bridgestone Corporation announced today that it will donate 15 million yen to support relief efforts through the Japanese Red Cross Society. In addition, Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd., the company’s subsidiary in China, will donate 300,000 yuan to support relief efforts through the Red Cross Society of China.
Contributions by Bridgestone Group companies to the earthquake relief effort reflect the companies' longstanding commitment to China. In 2004, Bridgestone established Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, which manufactures and markets tires in China. Today the company operates 19 China-based manufacturing facilities for the production of tires, diversified products and raw materials.
The Bridgestone Group truly hopes for a swift recovery of the people and the areas impacted by this devastating natural disaster.
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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.