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Bridgestone to Reorganize Manufacturing Bases in China for Polyurethane Foam Products

Nov, 04 2013

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Bridgestone Corporation announced today that the Bridgestone Group will reorganize its manufacturing operations in the Huanan region of China in order to establish a more efficient manufacturing system for the production of the Group’s polyurethane foam products.

The Buji Plant of Bridgestone Ever Light Hong Kong Co., Ltd. (ELHK), which manufactures polyurethane foam products in the Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, will discontinue production in the first half of 2014. Moving forward, production of polyurethane foam products in the Huanan region of China will take place at the Group’s Bridgestone (Kaiping) Diversified Products Co., Ltd. (BSKD) manufacturing facility in Kaiping, Guangdong Province.

The Bridgestone Group is committed to building a global production system that quickly responds to changes in market demand, while efficiently providing high quality products and services to its customers.


  1. Company name : Bridgestone Ever Light Hong Kong Co., Ltd.
  2. Location : Hong Kong, China
  3. Representative : Hiroyuki Suzuki
  4. Ownership : Bridgestone Corporation - 100% (indirect holdings)
  5. Establishment : October 1994
  6. Operations : Manufacturing and sales of polyurethane foam products
  7. Number of employees : 12 employees (as of the end of September 2013)


  1. Location : Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
  2. Establishment : July 1999
  3. Site area : Approximately 5,200 square meters
  4. Number of employees : Approximately 290 employees (as of the end of September 2013)


  1. Company name : Bridgestone (Kaiping) Diversified Products Co., Ltd.
  2. Location : Kaiping, Guangdong Province, China
  3. Representative : Nobuo Asaka
  4. Ownership : Bridgestone Corporation - 100% (indirect holdings)
  5. Establishment : January 2012
  6. Operations : Production, assembly, and sales of foam rubber, polyurethane foam products, electronic precision parts
  7. Site area : Approximately 100,000 square meters
  8. Number of employees : Approximately 60 employees (as of the end of September 2013)