|Type||Public (TYO: 5108)|
|Founded||1931 (Kurume, Fukuoka)|
|Key people||CEO & President: Shoshi Arakawa|
|Products||Motor Vehicle Tires|
|Operating income||▲ $2138 in Hundred Million YEN (2005)|
|Profit||▲ $129 in Hundred Million YEN (2005)|
|Employees||123,727 (As of December 31, 2005)|
Bridgestone Corporation (株式会社ブリヂストン Kabushiki-gaisha Burijisuton?) (TYO: 5108) is a Japanese rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi (石橋正二郎 Ishibashi Shōjirō?) in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. A public company usually refers to a company that is permitted to offer its registered securities ( Stock, bonds, etc The, or TSE, located in Tokyo, Japan, is the second largest Stock exchange market in the world by market value second only to the New York Stock Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. is a city located in Fukuoka, Japan. The city has an estimated Population of 306140 and the density of 1332 persons per km² WikipediaWikiProject Japanese prefectures for guidelines --> is a prefecture of Japan located on Kyūshū Island. officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. For other uses of this term see Industry (disambiguation An industry (from Latin industrius, "diligent industrious" Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, "making by hand" is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale In Marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a Market that might satisfy a want or need This article is about tires used on road Vehicles including pneumatic tires and solid tires. In financial and business Accounting, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT is a measure of a firm's profitability that excludes interest and income tax expenses Net income is equal to the Income that a firm has after subtracting costs and Expenses from the total Revenue. Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages The, or TSE, located in Tokyo, Japan, is the second largest Stock exchange market in the world by market value second only to the New York Stock For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. A conglomerate is a large Company that consists of seemingly unrelated Business sections is a city located in Fukuoka, Japan. The city has an estimated Population of 306140 and the density of 1332 persons per km² WikipediaWikiProject Japanese prefectures for guidelines --> is a prefecture of Japan located on Kyūshū Island. The name Bridgestone comes from a literal translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning "stone bridge" in Japanese. is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities It is currently the largest Tire manufacturer in the world.
Bridgestone is currently ranked first in the global tire market, with Michelin second, Goodyear third and Continental fourth. Michelin (full name SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) ( based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne Région The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling. Continental AG ( internally often called Conti for short is a worldwide leading manufacturer of Tires Brake systems Vehicle stability  As of the end of 2005, production facilities belonging to the Bridgestone Group have increased to 141 spread throughout twenty-four nations of the world. In order to attain this level of globalization, the company established a new set of corporate policies in the year 2001. In continuation of this, company's Brand Vision was also established in 2003. It's slogan is It's Bridgestone or nothing!.
The very first Bridgestone tire was produced on April 9, 1930, by the Japanese "Tabi" Socks Tire Division (actually made jika-tabi). Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. are traditional Japanese Socks Ankle high and with a separation between the big toe and other toes they are worn by both men and women with Zori, geta Jika-Tabi (地下足袋 " Tabi that contact the ground" are a type of heavy-duty footwear worn in Japan One year later on March 1, 1931, the founder, Shojiro Ishibashi, made the "Tabi" Socks Tire Division independent and established the Bridgestone Tyre Co. Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. , Ltd. in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture. "Bridgestone" was named after the name of the founder, Shojiro Ishibashi (Ishi = Stone, Bashi = Bridge).
Foregoing dependence on European and North America technology, the Bridgestone Tire Co. , Ltd. set its eyes on manufacturing tires based solely on Japanese technology. The foundling company experienced many difficulties in the areas of technology, production and sales in the early days. Eventually, improvements were achieved in quality and manufacturing processes which led to the business rapidly expanding on both the domestic and overseas markets.
Wartime regulations were in effect throughout the whole of Japan, and tires also came under the jurisdiction of these regulations. This resulted in nearly all of the company's output being used to satisfy military demand. 1945 saw the end of armed conflict, but the company was devastated by the war. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar The Tokyo Headquarters building was destroyed during an aerial bombing raid, and all overseas assets were lost. officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. Fortunately, the plants in Kurume and Yokohama escaped unscathed, and production was able to recommence immediately after the war ended. is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, located in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshū and is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area Brushing aside the problems caused by a labour union strike that lasted for forty-six days, the foundations of the company were further reinforced after this.
After World War II Bridgestone started manufacturing motorcycles, but its main income was from supplying tires to its rival motorcycle makers such as Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha and it was later decided to cease motorcycle manufacturing. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including MotorCycle is the title of a 1993 album by Rock band Daniel Amos, released on BAI Records. () is a Multinational corporation, engine Manufacturer and engineering corporation headquartered in Japan. is a Multinational corporation headquartered in Hamamatsu Japan that specializes in manufacturing compact automobiles a full range of Motorcycles All-Terrain ( a Japanese motorized vehicle-producing company (whose HQ is at 2500 Shingai Iwata Shizuoka) is part of the Yamaha Corporation.
In 1951, Bridgestone was the first company in Japan to begin selling rayon cord tires, and a five-year project to modernize production facilities was started. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January This year also saw another Bridgestone building opened in Kyōbashi, Tokyo, which contained the Bridgestone Museum. is the name of a bridge as well as the geographical region around it Sales surpassed ten billion yen in 1953, placing Bridgestone at the top of tyre industry in Japan, and celebrations were held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the company's foundation in Kurume.
The sale of nylon tires was started in 1959, and work forged ahead with the construction of the new Tokyo plant, which was opened in 1960, in order to cope with the fast-expanding market for motorization.
The company issued shares and was listed on the stock exchange in 1961, and moved across to a new system of administration with Shojiro Ishibashi as the chairman, and Kanichiro Ishibashi as the president. As part of the transition across to administrative reform, the Deming Plan in honour of W. Edwards Deming, which involves overall quality control activities, was adopted, and the company was awarded the prestigious Deming Prize in 1968. William Edwards Deming ( October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American Statistician, Professor, The Deming prize, established in December 1950 in honor of W Edwards Deming, was originally designed to reward Japanese companies for major advances in Quality  Also, additions were built onto the Tokyo plant in 1962 to house the new Technical Centre, and a progressive system of research and development was established. On the product front, 1967 saw the sale of first ever radial tire, the RD10.
Bridgestone's first overseas plant since the end of the war was opened in Singapore in 1965, and production was also commenced in Thailand in 1969. The 1960s for Bridgestone was an era of overseas expansion that also included the establishment of Bridgestone America in the United States in 1967 to act as Bridgestone's USA representative sales branch. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969
At the start of the period of Japan's economic stagnation, brought about by the first oil shock, the company was placing even more emphasis on establishing its own technology for the manufacture of radial tires, and it was also at this time that further domestic plants were constructed and fitted out. Its Super Filler Radial was placed on the market in 1978, and in 1979 the company introduced the high-performance POTENZA radial tire, which gets its name from the Italian word "POTENZA" which means "POWER".
The company was actively engaged in overseas expansion activities at this time, and in addition to starting up production in Indonesia and Iran in 1976, it was also invested in a Taiwan tyre manufacturer and purchased a tire plant and a plant for diversified products in Australia in 1980. Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia. The founder, Shojiro Ishibashi, died on September 11, 1976. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
On March 1, 1981, the company celebrated its 50th anniversary since its foundation. Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 At the same time, the company initiated activities to strengthen its home base that supported overseas expansion strategy with the aim of being ranked as one of the world's top three manufacturers of rubber products. New production facilities were also established in Thailand, India, Poland, China, the United States and other countries, and this has spurred the company on in the quest for globalization. The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National The United States of America —commonly referred to as the To further establish corporate identity, the company changed the name from Bridgestone Tire Co. , Ltd. to Bridgestone Corporation in 1984.
In 1988, Bridgestone purchased the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons buggies and other forms of wheeled transportation Placing considerable financial and personnel resources into rebuilding Firestone after the purchase, Bridgestone achieved surplus annual profits for the year 1992 with BFE (Bridgestone Firestone Europe) and again in 1993 with BFS (Bridgestone Firestone USA). The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd USA were amalgamated in 1990 and became "Bridgestone Firestone North American Holdings Ltd". In order to increase the Firestone subsidiary's brand awareness, Bridgestone Firestone NAH Ltd, re-entered the Firestone brand into IndyCar racing in 1995, and in 1997 Bridgestone Corporation Japan entered the Bridgestone brand into F1 racing. Since 1916 there has been a recognized United States national Automobile racing National Championship for drivers of professional-level single-seat Open wheel
Bridgestone has major manufacturing plants in many countries around the world. As of 2007, Bridgestone has 57 tire plants, 98 diversified product plants, and 4 major technical centers globally. Some of the major plants are located in:
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Bridgestone Australia began as the SA Rubber Mills in 1939. In 1980 Bridgestone took over the Australian plants which were at that time operated by the Uniroyal Tire Company. Bridgestone Australia has three major manufacturing plants in Australia. A tire factory located in Salisbury, South Australia and an Automotive Components Division located at Edwardstown, South Australia. Salisbury (ˈsɔːlzbəri is a suburb in the north of Adelaide, South Australia. Edwardstown is an inner Southern suburb located 6 km southwest of Adelaide in the City of Marion. The Edwardstown plant is operated under the BSTG company name which is a joint venture with Toyoda Gosei. The third plant located in Dandenong, Victoria, is a manufacturer of Bridgestone Brand (Airstep) Carpet Underlay. See also Mount Dandenong Victoria for the mountain and a different suburb with similar name A carpet is any loom-woven felted textile or grass floor covering Underlay is a thin layer of cushioning made of materials such as Sponge Rubber, Foam, felt or Crumb rubber, which is laid beneath Carpeting Bridgestone has State Offices in all states of Australia, and has a large number of retail outlets across the country.
In 2002 Bridgestone Australia Ltd purchased the BANDAG Retreading plant and its operations in Australia. Bandag Manufacturing Pty Limited has 35 franchised Bandag dealers across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Noumea.
Bandag Manufacturing Pty Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Australia Limited, and operates under license to Bandag Incorporated.  In 2006 Bridgestone purchased Bandag Incorporated, which is now a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation. The combination of Bandag Cold Process Retreads and premium new tires provides road transport operators with one of the most cost effective and reliable tire solutions on the market today.
From the purchase in 1981, The Australian operations of Bridgestone have been run as a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock exchange. Bridgestone Corporation has maintained a majority share holding. As of mid 2007 the Australian operation was delisted from the Australian Stock exchange and became a solely owned Division of Bridgestone Corporation (pending minority shareholder approval as per Australian Corporate Law).
Following the cancellation on Friday, 11 May 2007 of all shares held by minority shareholders, Bridgestone Australia Ltd. Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation of Japan. The selective capital reduction and subsequent privatisation which cost $49 million was approved and completed. Bridgestone Australia Ltd was delisted from the ASX on 30 May 2007. Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Bridgestone EU has its head office in Brussels, Belgium and was set up in 1972. Brussels (Bruxelles pronounced; Brussel pronounced) officially the Brussels Capital-Region, is The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those There are 7 production plants in the region and a 32 hectare research and development centre near Rome, Italy. Explanation The hectare is commonly used in most countries around the world especially in domains concerned with land planning and management such as Agriculture, The phrase research and development (also R and D or more often R&D) according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, refers Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest The company distributes more than 25 million tires a year through 17 national sales subsidiaries and 2 distributors. They directly employ over 12,000 people with the CEO being Mr. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Tsuda.
At present there are national headquarters in the following locations: Vienna, Austria; Prague, Czech Republic; Hinnerup, Denmark; Vantaa, Finland; Fresnes, France; Bad Homburg, Germany; Athens, Greece; Budapest, Hungary; Dublin, Ireland; Milan, Italy; Moerdijk, The Netherlands; Oslo, Norway; Warsaw, Poland; Alcochete, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Sundsvall, Sweden; Spreitenbach, Switzerland; and Warwick, UK. Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich Prague (ˈprɑːg Praha (ˈpraɦa see also other names) is the Capital and Largest city of the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic ( ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka short form in Česko ˈt͡ʃɛskɔ also called Czechia, Hinnerup, is a town in central Denmark, located in Favrskov municipality in Region Midtjylland in Jutland just north of Aarhus and is more or The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe Geography Location Vantaa encompasses 243 km² of which 190 km² is water Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Also see Homburg. Bad Homburg vor der Höhe (official Bad Homburg v Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Budapest ( also /ˈbʊ-/) is the capital city of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary it serves as the country's principal Political, Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Milan (Milano Milan (listen) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. Moerdijk ( is a Municipality and a Town in the South of the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands (called Christiania from 1624 to 1878 and Kristiania from 1878 to 1924 is the Capital and largest city of Norway. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional Warsaw (Warszawa; also known by other names) is the Capital and Largest city of Poland. Alcochete ( pron aɫku'ʃet(ɨ is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 129 Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. Madrid (pronounced in English in Spanish and colloquially in Spain) is the Capital and largest city of Spain. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Sundsvall is a city (pop 49400 in Medelpad, lower Norrland in central Sweden. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Spreitenbach is a municipality in the district of Baden in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Warwick (ˈwɒrɪk worrick (silent w in middle is the County town of Warwickshire, England. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
Bridgestone EU run a continent wide scheme called Truckpoint wherein fleets can take their vehicles to any Bridgestone approved garage throughout Europe and get Bridgestone specialist work carried out on their tires.
There are no Bridgestone factories in the UK but there is a technical bay at which tires returned by dissatisfied customers are inspected in Coventry. Coventry ( is a city and Metropolitan borough in the County of West Midlands in England.
As part of reinforcement plans, the company purchased a plant in Tennessee from the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, first manufacturing plant in North America, and started the production of Radial tires for Trucks and Buses in 1983. Bridgestone also has a steel cord plant in Clarksville, TN named Bridgestone Metalpha. Metalpha is currently ranked as the top provider in the global steel cord market.
In May 1988, a take-over bid for America's No. 2 tire manufacturer Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was successful and Firestone was placed under the Bridgestone umbrella as a subsidiary company. This purchase brought a large number of the Firestone global production sites into the Bridgestone company, these sites included, North America, Central and South America, Europe, New Zealand and other locations, Bridgestone also commenced production in Turkey.
Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. (BSAH) is the U. S. subsidiary of the Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAH and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies also produce air springs, roofing materials, synthetic rubber and industrial fibres and textiles and operate the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centres.
Bridgestone has supplied tires in Formula One since 1997, although the company one-off produced Formula One tires at the 1976 and 1977 Japanese Grand Prix for Japanese entrants such as Kazuyoshi Hoshino's Heros Racing and Kojima. The 1997 Formula One season was the 48th FIA Formula One World Championship season The 1976 Japanese Grand Prix was a Formula 1 race held at Fuji on October 24, 1976. The 1977 Japanese Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 23 October 1977 at Fuji. Complete Formula One results ( key)
The Japanese company decided to supply tires for Formula One in 1995, backed-up by the CEO Yoichiro Kaizaki, aiming to improve company's name value in European market which was greatly inferior compared with Michelin, the archrival for Bridgestone. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Michelin (full name SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) ( based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne Région Though it was scheduled to enter the championship in the 1998 season at first, this schedule was changed to 1997 because the engineering section led by Hirohide Hamashima has quickly advanced development. The 1998 Formula One season was the 49th FIA Formula One World Championship season The 1997 Formula One season was the 48th FIA Formula One World Championship season also known as Hammy, is the director of the Bridgestone 's Motorsport Tyre Development Thus, Hiroshi Yasukawa, the General Manager of Motorsport Department, also made the best use of the experience and networks in Europe since the Bridgestone's European F2 era (1981–1984) and constructed logistics for Formula One at once. Formula Two, abbreviated to F2, was a type of Formula racing. Calendar Final point standings Driver For every race points were awarded 9 points to the winner 6 for runner up 4 for third place 3 for Calendar Final point standings Driver For every race points were awarded 9 points to the winner 6 for runner up 4 for third place 3 for
The first title was acquired right away in the second year, 1998 by Mika Häkkinen and McLaren-Mercedes. Mika Pauli Häkkinen ( (born September 28, 1968 in Helsingin maalaiskunta) is a Finnish racing driver and two-time Formula McLaren, founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren (1937&ndash1970 is a Formula One team based in Woking, Surrey, UK Throughout its long history Mercedes-Benz has been involved in a range of Motorsport activities including Sportscar racing and rallying And Bridgestone users took five Drivers' championship titles and five Constructors' championship titles (1998, 2001–2004) for the period that competed with Goodyear (1997–1998) and Michelin (2001–2006). The Formula One World Drivers' Championship (WDC is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile ( FIA) to the most successful Formula One By season The 1998 Formula One season was the 49th FIA Formula One World Championship season The 2001 Formula One season was the 52nd FIA Formula One World Championship season Drivers and constructors The following teams and drivers competed in the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling. The 1997 Formula One season was the 48th FIA Formula One World Championship season The 1998 Formula One season was the 49th FIA Formula One World Championship season Michelin (full name SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) ( based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne Région The 2001 Formula One season was the 52nd FIA Formula One World Championship season "F1 2006" redirects here For the video games based on the 2006 Formula One season see F1 06 & F1 CE. Especially, cooperation with Scuderia Ferrari and Michael Schumacher functioned well in this period. Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation;) (born January 3, 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany) is a former Formula
From 2008 to 2010 Bridgestone was to be going to be the sole tire supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship.  However, because Michelin chose to conclude its Formula One tire program at the end of the 2006 season, all teams also use Bridgestone tires since the 2007 season. "F1 2006" redirects here For the video games based on the 2006 Formula One season see F1 06 & F1 CE. Pre-season testing Pre-season testing began in November 2006 at the Circuit de Catalunya, with ten of the eleven teams participating in the test sessions
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The predecessors of Bridgestone began making diversified products in the 1930s, soon after they started making tires. The 1976 Formula One season included the 27th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on January 25, 1976, and ended on Pre-season testing The first multi-team test session started in Jerez on January 14 2008. The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons buggies and other forms of wheeled transportation Season summary The inaugural World Championship to a formula which specified engine capacity of 1 The 1975 Formula One season included the 26th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on January 12, 1975, and ended on Today, Bridgestone diversified operations encompass automotive components, industrial products, polyurethane foam products, construction materials, parts and materials for electronic equipment, bicycles and sporting goods. Diversified business generates about one-fourth of total sales in the Bridgestone Group.
Automotive parts are an especially large line of business for Bridgestone in diversified operations. Bridgestone supply automakers with vibration-isolating components, such as engine mounts. Bridgestone also supply air springs for trucks, automobiles and train carriages. Bridgestone market aluminium wheels and other automotive accessories, too.
Bridgestone's industrial products span a vast range of items. They include polyurethane foam for automotive seats and interiors, for bedding and furniture and for insulation and sealing in appliances and buildings; water hoses; marine hoses for loading and unloading oil tankers; specialty precision hose products, such as wire-blade hose for construction equipment and machine tools; conveyor belts; and rubber tracks for crawler tractors. Additionally, they make retreaded tires for aircraft. A retread, also known as "recap" (or "remould" in the UK is a manufacturing process designed to extend the useful lifespan of a worn Tire. Their corporate headquarters for the Bridgestone Aircraft Tire division is located in Miami, FL,
The Bridgestone product line in construction and civil engineering materials is similarly broad. Bridgestone supply Multi-Rubber Bearings for installing in foundations to protect buildings from earthquakes, inflatable rubber dams for managing waterways, marine fenders for protecting wharves, additives for pavement, waterproofing sheet, rubberized ceiling and roofing materials, panel tanks for storing water, bath fixtures and residential flooring, air and water systems.
Bridgestone's line of products for electronic equipment includes precision rollers for office machines and functional films for solar cells and plasma displays. In sporting goods, Bridgestone market golf balls and clubs and tennis balls and rackets. Bridgestone's line of bicycles is Japan's most extensive - see above information re-Anchor Cycles.
On December 05, 2006, Bridgestone Americas and Bandag Inc. Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. announced a merger agreement which will see Bridgestone acquire Bandag, a leading tire (mainly truck) re-treader with over 900 franchised dealers worldwide. Franchising refers to the methods of practicing and using another person's Philosophy of business. Bridgestone's president in Tokyo explained:
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The transaction is valued at approximately US$1. 05 billion.  On 31 May 2007, Bridgestone Americas acquired the outstanding shares of Bandag Stock for US$50. Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In financial markets, a share is a Unit of account for various financial instruments including Stocks Mutual funds Limited partnerships 75 per share. Bandag is a world leader in the retreading business and is based in Muscatine, Iowa. Muscatine is a city in Muscatine County, Iowa, United States. The State of Iowa ( is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. The name of new company has become Bridgestone Bandag, LLC and Saul Solomon has been appointed to the position of Chairman, CEO and President of Bandag. Previously, Solomon served as Vice President and General Counsel of BSAH. Bandag’s headquarters will remain in Muscatine.
At one time, Bridgestone marketed bicycles under the name Kabuki. 
The U. S. marketing director of the Bicycle division, Grant Petersen, developed a reputation for resisting popular trends in the bicycle industry and instead followed his own personal philosophy of building dependable and comfortable bicycles. Grant Petersen is an American Bicycle company-owner He was the mind behind Bridgestone Bicycle Company during the 80s and 90s Peterson applied this approach to Rivendell Bicycle Works after Bridgestone stopped marketing bicycles in the U. Rivendell Bicycle Works is a small manufacturer of lugged steel Bicycle frames located in Walnut Creek, California, United States. S.
The company was an innovator in the nascent mountain bike scene, designing mountain bicycles with shorter chain-stays and steeper frame angles than was currently popular. This made the bicycle more nimble and a better climber.
Bridgestone is currently building frames in Japan for keirin track racing under Nihon Jitensha Shinkokai approved standards. is a Track cycling event in which racing Cyclists sprint for victory They are also currently producing non-NJS frames to the Japanese market as well. In Japan,it is known as a manufacturer of Utility bicycle. And mountain bike and roadbike for racing are sold by the brand of Bridgestone Anchor only in Japan.
Bridgestone has also collaborated with Dr. Alex Moulton to produce the Bridgestone Moulton Bicycle. Dr Alexander Eric ("Alex" Moulton CBE (born 9 April 1920) is an English Engineer and Inventor, specialising Moulton is an English Bicycle manufacturer The company was founded in 1962 by Dr Alex Moulton, who designed the suspension system for the
Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA) is a manufacturer or aircraft tires as well as retread servicing. Bridgestone America's Holdings announced in May 2006 that it would be moving its Miami, FL aviation operation to its new 160,000-square-foot (15,000 m²) facility located in Mayodan, NC, this move is expected to be completed by mid 2007 and will create approximately 95 new jobs. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Mayodan is a town in Rockingham County, North Carolina, in the United States. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States CEO and President of Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA) Joe Rayna is quoted as saying; "This move allows us to continue to prepare for a changing market, both in demand and in product mix, New modern aircraft, such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A380, arrive fitted with new Bridgestone technology aircraft tires, and this new facility will complement that technology".  Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA) has been a major supplier of aircraft tires and retreads to the aircraft industry for over 70 years and has sister aviation facilities in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Belgium. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders
Precept Golf is a division of Bridgestone, and is the brand name under which Bridgestone's Golfing Products are marketed. Bridgestone has been producing golf-related products since 1935. The Golf division of Bridgestone currently produces both clubs, balls and accessories.  Along with technical developments in tire technology came breakthroughs in golf ball technology that have led Bridgestone to be the number one golf ball producer in Japan. A golf ball is a Ball designed to be used in the game of Golf.
Design and production of golf clubs followed in 1972 with the same passion for excellence propelling Bridgestone to a leadership position in the current marketplace.
Bridgestone e-reporter is a pan-European competition for aspiring young sports journalists, open to all students aged 18-30, who are in full-time education.
Now in its fifth year, Bridgestone e-reporter continues to provide up-and-coming writers with first hand experience, interviewing GP2 drivers and issuing race reports from a European GP2 race weekend. For the article about the Asian version of the GP2 series see GP2 Asia Series.
The 2008 competition was officially launched on 1 February 2008 with the deadline for entries at 12. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 00 GMT on 31 March 2008. Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Bridgestone is sole tire supplier for the GP2 series, an open-wheeled racing championship that is widely regarded as the feeder series for Formula One. For the article about the Asian version of the GP2 series see GP2 Asia Series.