More than a decade of work and dedication has transformed Bridgestone into one of the largest tire and rubber manufacturers in the world. With the support of a committed team, the company serves all its customers with the highest levels of quality, service and technology.

  • 1900

    Harvey S. Firestone founds The Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio.

  • 1931

    Shojiro Ishibashi founds Bridgestone Tire Co.Ltd. in Japan.

  • 1988

    Both companies establish an alliance to become Bridgestone/Firestone.

  • 1990

    The corporate holds first place worldwide in the manufacture and sale of tires.

  • 2007

    Bridgestone Americas, Inc. acquires Bandag Incorporated, the world leader in tire retreading processes.

  • 2008

    Bridgestone is denominated as the sole corporate name for the worldwide group of companies.

  • 2011

    Worldwide launch of the new "Bridgestone Essence" philosophy and the redesign of the corporate logo.

  • 2015

    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.