Bridgestone

History of Bridgestone

Shoji Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931. At first, Ishibashi took over his family's clothing business. Due to anticipation for an increase in tire demand, he started a tire department, which later branched off into its own independent entity.

Bridgestone's first plant, as well as his family clothing business resided in Kurume Fukuoka Prefecture. This original plant, along with one other, survived US bombings during World War II and Bridgestone was able to restart in the Japanese tire market.

In 1988 Bridgestone acquired Firestone in America, making the company one of the largest tire manufacturers, dedicated to serving customers worldwide.

Bridgestone Today

As of 2015, Bridgestone is the largest manufacturer of tires in the world, even ahead of the US-popular Michelin tires. Masaaki Tsuya is Bridgestone's current CEO, and is headquartered in Kyobashi, Tokyo.

Bridgestone's products include but are not limited to:

  • Tires for cars, trucks, motorcycles, aircraft, and commercial vehicles.
  • Golf balls, golf clubs, and gear.
  • Industrial products such as rubber tracks, conveyor belts, rubber hoses, and more.

Why I Want to Work for Bridgestone

Bridgestone's mission statement: "Serving Society with Superior Quality" has motivated me into further pursuing the company. Their commitment and dedication to providing the best and safest option to customers all around the world has lead me to decide that this is one of the best opportunities that I have to develop my career as a manager. I am currently in the interview process for a summer internship with Bridgestone and am hopeful for such an opportunity to learn and contribute to the company.

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