Harvey S. Firestone founds The Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio.
Shojiro Ishibashi founds Bridgestone Tire Co.Ltd. in Japan.
Both companies establish an alliance to become Bridgestone/Firestone.
The corporate holds first place worldwide in the manufacture and sale of tires.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. acquires Bandag Incorporated, the world leader in tire retreading processes.
Bridgestone is denominated as the sole corporate name for the worldwide group of companies.
Worldwide launch of the new "Bridgestone Essence" philosophy and the redesign of the corporate logo.
The creation of a new business unit that joins together the operations in Mexico, Costa Rica, Central America and the Caribbean, Colombia and Ecuador. Bridgestone Latin America North, BS-LAN.