Our Bridgestone Tire Reviews
Information about the company:
The Bridgestone Group is the largest manufacturer of rubber products and tires in the world. This company has proven itself as a producer of high-quality products. Read on to learn a bit more about this company.
Established in 1931, Bridgestone has a business presence in over 150 countries and employs over 143,000 people. The company primarily focuses on producing tires and does almost 50 percent of its business in the Americas. In addition to tires, Bridgestone creates and sells various rubber products and other diversified products. However, the company’s bread and butter is tires. Bridgestone produces tires for passenger cars, buses and trucks, mining and construction vehicles, aircraft, and motorcycles.
Bridgestone works to provide value by offering products and services that help reduce environmental impacts, and the company also makes a strong effort to reduce its own environmental loads.
The company also develops and advances innovative technologies, with a strong focus on assisting global communities. Some of the technologies that Bridgestone worked on include its non-pneumatic tire technology known as “Air Free Concept” and its run-flat tire technology, which allows a tire to be driven on for up to 50 miles after a puncture.
- Has over 180 manufacturing plants and research & development facilities.
- As of 2017, the company has 79 tire plants: 25 in the Americas, 21 in Japan, 18 in China and the Asia Pacific, and 15 spread throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia.
- Bridgestone makes golf equipment, automotive components, bicycles, hydraulic hoses, and many other products.
- In addition to testing its tires with indoor tests and computer simulations, this company also evaluates its tires by conducting driving tests on different roads and driving conditions. These tests are held at the company’s “proving grounds” locations, which can be found in North America, South America, Japan, Asia, China, and Europe.
All this information, as well as many other fun facts, can be found at the company’s website.