Bridgestone's mission statement is "Serving Society with Superior Quality". With this statement in mind, the Japanese company produces tyres using cutting-edge technology (its tyres are considered to be in the premium market segment). Those tyres win numerous prizes in tyre tests carried out by leading organisations and motoring magazines.
Bridgestone's operations have been recognised on a number of occasions, with the company being voted Tyre Manufacturer of the Year in various categories. Bridgestone offers different types of tyres, including passenger car tyres, van tyres, 4x4 tyres, motorcycle tyres, sports tyres, lorry tyres and agricultural tyres. The company also produces car parts and even equipment for various sports. Bridgestone tyres are fitted as original equipment for passenger cars manufactured by VW, Ford, BMW, Mercedes, GM, Peugeot, Renault, Toyota and Fiat, and also lorries made by Mercedes, Renault, Volvo, Scania, MAN, DAF and Iveco.
Buy Bridgestone tyres if you're looking for innovation, maximum grip and supreme driving comfort. This is Japanese technology for the most discerning drivers.
Bridgestone was founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi, whose surname means "Stone Bridge", which is where the company got its name.
Bridgestone is the world's largest manufacturer of tyres and rubber products. The company has over 140 factories in more than 20 countries around the world.
The Bridgestone factory based in the US state of North Carolina has achieved zero waste to landfill. This shows how much the Japanese company focuses on protecting the environment when producing its tyres.
Bridgestone was a tyre supplier for Formula 1 for 14 years; it was also the sole tyre supplier to MotoGP for several years and it actively participates in the SuperGP races. The brand is strongly associated with motor sports.