That is something both Bridgestone and Volvo Cars understand very well. Which is why Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre manufacturer, is proud to have its commitment to both quality and excellence recognised with an award from the Volvo Cars Quality -Excellence (VQE) programme.
Hiroyuki Osaki received the VQE Award on behalf of Bridgestone’s Poznan manufacturing plant in Poland on 22 October 2013. The award recognises the plant and its employees’ achievement in obtaining an A-rating in the following 12 domains:
- Full ISO and Commodity Specific certification
- Manufacturing Site Assessment, MSA
- Lean Deployment Assessment, LDA
- Site 6 Month PPM vs. Target
- Logistics - Communications and Delivery Performance
- Customer Plant Impact
- Stop Shipment
- Field Action
- Customer Endorsements
Hiroyuki Osaki, Managing Director at Bridgestone’s Poznan plant in Poland: “It is a great honour to receive this award on behalf of Bridgestone Poznan. The VQE Award is further recognition of our commitment to delivering the highest possible quality, safety and performance for all our customers and, ultimately, all road users. It is a wonderful achievement and I thank and congratulate all of our employees for making it possible.”
Bridgestone’s manufacturing site in Poznan is the first tyre manufacturing plant to receive the Volvo VQE Award and that, just 1 year after commencement of manufacturing tyres for Volvo Cars. An official awards ceremony was held at the Volvo Cars in Sweden on 18 December 2013.
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.