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.
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.