Bridgestone Corporation is an Asian concern which exists from 1931. The company has more than 100 production plants, 40 of which specialize in the tyre production. Bridgestone plants are scattered all over the world.
The corporation owns such brands as: Firestone, Bridgestone, Seiberling, Road King, Gillette, Peerless or Dayton.
The flagship of the Bridgestone products are medium class tyres and HP and UHP tyres. The offer includes passenger car tyres, van tyres, 4x4 tyres, motorbike tyres, racing tyres, truck tyres and agricultural tyres.
The company cooperates with such producers as Honda, Toyota or Yamaha. The concern is well known for a cooperation with the organizers and the contestants of numerous races, including Formula 1. Between 2007 and 2012, the company was the exclusive tyre supplier for this prestigious race. Bridgestone has won seven championships together with McLaren teams – Mercedes and Ferrari.
History of the Brand
When in the early 1930s Shojiro Ishibashi laid the foundations for what would become a global tyre superpower, he knew that its name would be of key importance. Because in those times products from America and Britain enjoyed an excellent reputation, Ishibashi applied a rather cunning stratagem. He translated his name literally into English, and in the resulting phrase “stone bridge” switched the order of the words... And thus Bridgestone was born.