@Bridgestone celebrates 50 years of operations in Thailand(26/09/2560)

26 Sep 2017
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Japanese auto and truck parts manufacturer Bridgestone Corporation celebrated 50 years of operations in Thailand in a ceremony held in Bangkok on September 18, 2017. Guests at the ceremony included Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang, Minister of Science and Technology, Hirunya Suchinai, Secretary-General of the Thailand Board of Investment, and other Thai government officials as well as local business partners. Masaaki Tsuya, Bridgestone Chief Executive Officer, and Kazuhisa Nishigai, Chief Operating Officer also attended the ceremony. At the ceremony, Tsuya thanked the Bridgestone Thailand team and key partners for their role in advancing the Bridgestone business in Thailand while also stating his dedication to contributing to society in the country. Thai Bridgestone Co., Ltd. was established in 1967 as the Bridgestone Group’s first full-fledged operating base in Thailand. Today, the Group owns and operates four tyre factories, five raw material and equipment-related factories, two diversified product factories and other production bases in the country. The Bridgestone Asia Pacific Technical Center Co., Ltd., also based in Thailand, is the centre for the research and development of tyres for the Asia and Pacific region. With these bases as well as a wide-reaching, directly-operated tyre retail network, the Group’s operations in Thailand span the entire value chain. Additionally, Bridgestone announced plans to construct two aircraft tyre solutions business bases in Thailand on December 22, 2016. One base will be located in Rayong Province and will produce new aircraft tyres, while the second base will be located in Chonburi Province and will produce retread aircraft tyres. The Bridgestone Group’s aircraft tyre solutions business is focused on combining products and services to deliver solutions that will help customers achieve their goals. By leveraging the company’s strengths to create innovation, the Group aims to contribute to economic and industrial development in Thailand. Bridgestone also sponsors youth education programmes and provides aid for reconstruction from floods and other natural disasters through its business activities. The Group is committed to offering ongoing support for local communities as a responsible member of society in Thailand. The Bridgestone Group continues to contribute to the realisation of a sustainable society and the resolution of social issues in Thailand and all other countries and regions. The Group aims to act as a responsible corporate citizen. As an industry leader, the Bridgestone Group has a responsibility for the future. The Group seeks to fulfill this responsibility by leveraging its strengths and specialties, and creating innovation and advanced technologies to help deliver higher levels of comfort as people move, live, work and have fun. Source: rubberjournalasia (25/09/2017)

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