Bridgestone South Africa

Supplier Of The Year

Jan 01, 2005

The Bridgestone Group has received its seventh successive Supplier of the Year award from General Motors.

The recognition is for Bridgestone and Firestone products and service provided globally to General Motors in 2001 by Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone/Firestone Americas Holding Inc and Brussels-based Bridgestone/Firestone Europe SA.

A global team of GM executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics choose the award winners on the basis of performance in quality, service, technology and price. There were 91 winners in 2001 from 18 nations, out of tens of thousands of GM suppliers worldwide.

"The Bridgestone Group is an industry role model that through exceptional performance has set an example during the past year for other companies to follow," said Bo Andersson, GM's vice president for worldwide purchasing, production control and logistics. "It is a pleasure to work with a company that excels at meeting our priorities for quality, service, technology and competitive pricing."

Bridgestone Corporation executive vice president Keisuke Suzuki accepted the award at a special ceremony in Toronto, Canada and said "We in the Bridgestone Group are proud to furnish GM globally with technologically advanced, highly competitive tyres and service under the Bridgestone and Firestone brand names"

The Bridgestone Group supplies Bridgestone and Firestone tyres to GM worldwide, including the United States, Europe, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Turkey, Indonesia, Taiwan, Turkey, Australia, Kenya and South Africa.

Bridgestone Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of tyre and other rubber products. Tyres account for 75 percent of Bridgestone's sales worldwide. The company also manufactures industrial rubber and chemical products, sporting goods and other diversified products. Its sells its tyres and other products in more than 150 countries.

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