Bridgestone is a name that each and every owner of a car or any vehicle across the globe just might be familiar with. The corporation is a leading manufacturer of auto and truck parts. Thoroughly multinational, the company’s name is derived from a calque translation of the term Ishibashi, which literally means a “stone bridge” in Japanese language. Since the year 2014, it has been deemed as the largest producer of tires in the world, making it ahead than the likes of Michelin. The company operates through offices and production houses in over 24 countries worldwide and has around 139,822 people employed as workforce.
The corporation’s beginning goes back to the year 1931, when its founder Shojiro Ishibashi established Bridgestone Tire Co., Ltd. in Kurume, a city where he lived. He overlooked the European and American technology that was used around everywhere at the time, in manufacturing of tires and decided to produce Bridgestone tires solely depending on Japanese technology. Although, the company faced a lot of issues in the beginning with this venture, but with time many improvements were made as far as the quality of the products and their manufacturing process was concerned.