Bridgestone Corp.

Bridgestone Corp.

Bridgestone Corp.

Date Founded



Tokyo Square Garden, 20-24/F,3-1-1 Kyobashi,Chuo-Ku,Tokyo 104-8340

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Auto Parts & Tires
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Retail: Other
Other Consumer Durables
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing

Company Description

Bridgestone Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of tires and rubber products. It operates through the following segments: Tires and Diversified Products. The Tires segment manufactures and sells tires, tubes, wheels and accessories. It also offers retread material and services, and auto maintenance. The Diversified Products segment includes chemical and industrial products, sporting goods, bicycles, and financial services. The company was founded by Shojiro Ishibashi on March 1, 1931 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President & Head-Finance

Chief Operating Officer, Director & Chief Technology Officer

Executive Officer, Head-Safety & Environment

Executive Vice President, Head-Olympic, Paralympic & Diversification

Senior Vice President & Executive Officer

Senior Vice President & Executive Officer

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at Bridgestone Corp.

Auditor at Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Member, Risk Committee at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Professor at Rikkyo University

Former Corporate Auditor at Ito-Yokado SHC Co., Ltd.

Vice Chairman at The Japan Research Institute Ltd.

Director at Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers

Chief Operating Officer, Director & Chief Technology Officer at Bridgestone Corp.

Outside Director at Bridgestone Corp.

Senior Managing Executive Officer at Bridgestone Corp.

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Asset Management One is a forward-thinking and progressive manager which seeks to help customers build assets in the long term and aims to provide global asset management by quickly responding to constantly changing market circumstances and regulatory trends.The firm seeks to efficiently predict socioeconomic or market changes in order to identify appropriate asset management-based solutions.

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BlackRock Japan is an active, research-oriented manager which combines local expertise with research shared globally within the group. Their investments favor foreign fixed-income, complemented by domestic equity and yen-denominated bonds. Foreign equity portfolios target companies in growth countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. They also focus on companies involved in environmental issues, as well as on those developing technology to reduce carbon emissions.The firm's investment strategies include index-tracking and an 'advanced active strategy' based on quantitative methods developed through fundamental research. Part of their product range is managed passively using a technology-intensive approach, with an emphasis on risk control and the direct link between cost efficiency and performance improvement. Their investment process is research-driven and relies on advanced and continuously updated technology and processing capacities. They seek to reduce asset management costs through a large-scale index approach, negotiation with brokers and in-house cross-trading at the global level.BlackRock Japan follows a bottom-up process based on fundamental analysis to invest in medium- and small-cap Japanese companies. They analyze the factors triggering investor behavior and believe these mechanisms to be essential in designing a successful investment strategy. Their active investment process for equity uses proprietary core alpha and sector allocation models. Their domestic and foreign fixed-income investments favor sectors with high profitability. Their Japanese bond investment process is conservative and based on relative value analysis. Portfolio management and research functions are not segregated and research is shared worldwide with fellow asset management subsidiaries.

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SIM-JP is a GARP-oriented, medium to long-term manager which follows a research-based, bottom-up investment process to invest in Japanese equity and debt across market-caps. They aim for diversification through asset allocation based on in-depth local economic analysis.Research is shared worldwide within Shroders, and company visits are a determinant part of the process. Proprietary software integrates and distributes in-house and external research, assisting investment managers to construct model portfolios. Risk management proceeds from a proprietary tool. Investment managers and analysts are organized in teams.

Recent Transactions
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purchases Morgan Tire & Auto, Inc. from Bridgestone Corp.

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Maruwa Co., Ltd. purchases Bridgestone Corp. /Purebeta Business from Bridgestone Corp.

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Dickinson Fleet Services LLC, Ridgemont Equity Partners purchase Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC from Bridgestone Corp.

Transaction Advisors

Advised onBridgestone Corp., Bridgestone Europe NV/SA purchase Nokian Renkaat Oyj

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Advised on purchases Bridgestone Corp. /IT & CN Steel Cord Manufacturing Bus (2) from Bridgestone Corp.


Advised onBridgestone Corp. purchases Tianjin Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. from Kumho Industrial Co., Ltd.

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Partner at Jones Day

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Partner at Jones Day

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Partner at Jones Day


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Hotman Co., Ltd. engages in franchising business which includes businesses that operates car accessories, used car buy and sell, DVD and CD rental and sell, and amusement stores. It operates through the following segments: Yellow Hat, TSUTAYA, UP GARAGE, and Others. The Yellow Hat segment offers sales, installation, inspection, and maintenance of car related products. The TSUTAYA segment handles the rental and sales of digital video disk (DVD) and compact disk (CD). The UP GARAGE segment offers second hand cars. The Others segment includes Daiso, self-entertainment, and insurance revenue businesses. The company was founded by Nobuyuki Ito in January 1973 and is headquartered in Sendai, Japan.

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