Founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. The name Bridgestone comes from a calque translation and transposition of Ishibashi, meaning "stone bridge" in Japanese.
The Bridgestone brand has a global reputation as the tyre industry market leader, renowned for producing quality products and being at the forefront of technology, innovation and continuous improvement.
No other tyre brand can match Bridgestone’s global strength, research and development focus. The company’s culture and mission remain rooted in the words of founder Shojiro Ishibashi, who said Bridgestone is dedicated to “serving society with superior quality.”
Bridgestone tyres are relied on by champions and have been put through the most extreme tests by world champions Michael Schumacher in the Formula1 and Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP. Because of this time in the world’s most extreme motorsports, Bridgestone has had the opportunity to research and test their tyres in environments that many others haven’t, providing you with the best tyre technology the world has to offer.