Bridgestone, headquartered in Fukuoka, Japan, ranks first among global tire companies based on 2014 sales, which hit $26.05 billion, according to Tire Business, an industry information website. It mainly engages in producing tires and has more than 170 subsidiaries in 25 countries across the world.
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It set up its Wuxi branch Bridgestone (Wuxi) Tire Co., in 2003 with a total investment of $442 million. Covering an area of 285,000 square meters, the Wuxi branch mainly manufactures radial tire for passenger vehicles.