Bridgestone announced plans to create Bridgestone Innovation Park, a global center of research, development and wellness that will help the company accelerate its transformation into a global leader in advanced mobility and sustainable solutions.
“The world is rapidly evolving and Bridgestone must be ready to meet the needs of the next generation with advanced and sustainable solutions for mobility and beyond,” said Masaaki Tsuya, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and representative executive officer, Bridgestone Corporation. “Bridgestone Innovation Park will be the cornerstone of our company’s next chapter as we focus on innovation that contributes to society’s advancement and creates new value for our customers, our partners, and the world around us.”
Bridgestone Innovation Park will be designed to foster the flexibility and creativity needed to support a more inclusive and connected society over the next 50 years while operating with the same core values and philosophy that have made Bridgestone successful for the past 90 years. In the 1960’s, Bridgestone’s founder, Shojiro Ishibashi, built the company’s former Tokyo plant and technology center in Kodaira to create an inclusive, active and healthy local community that valued the surrounding environment. His efforts to promote mobility, people, and the environment are still celebrated today through the company’s “Our Way to Serve” global corporate social responsibility commitment, which helps guide Bridgestone to improve the way people move, live, work and play within its long-standing mission of “Serving Society with Superior Quality.”