About Bridgestone

Bridgestone Europe (BSEU) is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 140.000 people around the world, operate 178 plants in 25 nations and sell products in more than 150 countries. One in five vehicles in the world drives on the company’s tyres. "Serving Society with Superior Quality” has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931.

Bridgestone Philosophy

Our founder’s original vision and philosophy drives us to make life safer and more fulfilling for people everywhere. That means pursuing the highest quality in products, in service, in technology and in all our corporate activities. 

This philosophy is embedded in the way we work. We call it "The Bridgestone Essence" and it embodies the spirit that we all share and our desire to build a better Bridgestone for our customers, shareholders, business partners and, of course, our employees.

Facts and Figures

  Facilities & resources
Bridgestone EMEA operates in more than 60 countries and employs over 18,200 staff in its offices and in:
• 14 new tyre and other tyre related plants in Béthune (France), Lanklaar and Liège (Belgium), Bari (Italy), Poznan and Stargard (Poland), Tatabanya (Hungary), Bilbao, Puente San Miguel and Burgos (Spain), Izmit (a JV in Turkey), Port Elizabeth and Brits (South Africa) and Ulyanovsk (Russia)
• 1 raw materials plant in Usansolo (Spain)
• 1 Major R&D and testing centre in Italy
• 1 State-of-the-art Proving Ground (Italy) opened in 2004
• European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium
Tyres are sold under the Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and other brand names for:
• Passenger cars, 4x4 vehicles, trucks and buses
• All types of commercial, construction and off-road vehicles
• Tractors and agricultural machinery
• Motorcycles and scooters
• Motor sport and aircraft
• With its leading tyre technology, the company focuses on high-performance tyres:
• A major supplier of original equipment to car manufacturers (including Porsche, VW group, Ford group, BMW, Mercedes, General Motors, Peugeot, Citroën, Renault, Toyota and Fiat group, etc.) o A pioneer in Run-Flat Technology tyres and major supplier to car manufacturers
• A leading manufacturer in the agricultural market (Firestone brand)
• A leading manufacturer in the motorcycle market
• A leading brand in the truck & bus replacement market and a leading supplier to vehicle manufacturers (Mercedes, Renault, Volvo, Scania, MAN, DAF, Iveco, etc.)

Financial Information

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