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Bridgestone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, researches, develops, manufactures, and sells tires and rubber products worldwide. It operates through Tire and Diversified Products segments. The Tire segment provides tires and tire tubes for passenger cars, trucks, buses, construction and mining vehicles, industrial machinery, agricultural machinery, aircraft, and motorcycles. This segment also offers retreading materials and services, automotive maintenance and repair services, tire raw materials, and other tire-related products. The Diversified Products segment manufactures and sells chemical and industrial products, such as vehicle parts; polyurethane foam and related products; electronic precision parts; industrial materials-related products; civil engineering and construction materials and equipment; and other products. This segment also offers sporting goods comprising golf balls and golf clubs; and bicycles, and other bicycle goods and other products, as well as finance and other services. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

144,303 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/24/16
Founded in 1931

bridgestone corp (5108) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Office...
Total Annual Compensation: ¥128.0M
Chief Operating Officer, Representative Execu...
Total Annual Compensation: ¥105.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

bridgestone corp (5108) Key Developments

Bridgestone Corporation Launches Motorcycle Tire for American V-Twin Cruisers

Bridgestone Corporation announced the launch of its new line of motorcycle tires engineered exclusively to fit many popular and iconic American V-twin motorcycles. The Battlecruise H50 tire, the first of its kind from Bridgestone, expands the company's motorcycle tire portfolio with a performance tire offering that is specially designed for large displacement, cruiser-style bikes. Engineered using the company's proprietary optimization process and indoor testing facility, ULTIMAT EYE™, the Battlecruise H50 tire was designed to provide: Superb handling with reduced steering effort: The Battlecruise H50 tire offers a large contact patch and uniform contact pressure, creating high cornering force and resulting in less steering effort and light linear handling. Strong wet and dry traction: Proven best-in-class tread pattern features central grooves that run circumferentially around the tire to evacuate water and provide enhanced grip, similar to the BridgestoneEXEDRA MAX metric cruiser touring tire. Long tread wear: Optimized profiles coupled with newly developed compounds and constructions provide long wear life and lower handlebar vibration to reduce rider fatigue.

Bridgestone Releases New Tire for Light Commercial Vehicle Applications

Bridgestone Corporation has announced the release of the new Firestone CV5000 tire for light commercial vehicle applications. Designed for commercial vehicles that transport cargo and passengers, the all-new Firestone CV5000 tire gives the driver a sense of control, strength and comfort, and is an excellent cost benefit deal. The Firestone CV5000 tire is designed with a rounded and reinforced shoulder, delivering greater mobility and accuracy. The tire's tread pattern, which features sipes to help channel water, provides enhanced grip on wet roadways. In addition, the optimized footprint technology promotes consistent contact pressure to contribute to even wear and a quiet ride throughout the life of the tire. According to Concheta Feliciano, director of marketing for Bridgestone Brazil, the new tire combines the tradition and reliability of Firestone brand. The Firestone CV5000 is available in size 185R14C 102/100R.

Bridgestone Corporation Opens New Distribution Center in Maua, Brazil

Bridgestone Corporation, has announced the opening of the new Ecopia Distribution Center in the city of Maua, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The facilities, which have received Green Building certification, have the storage capacity for a large volume of products and help streamline the logistic distribution process across the company, which has two tire factories in Santo Andre (SP) and Camacari (BA) and two Bandag tread factories in Campinas (SP) and Mafra (SC).


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