Bridgestone South Africa

Bridgestone SA recognised at Toyota Supplier Awards

May 10, 2010

Bridgestone SA has again been recognised by Toyota South Africa for excellence as a supplier. Following earlier awards from South Africa's No 1 motor manufacturer in the quality and delivery categories, Bridgestone has now received an award in the quality management category of the annual Toyota Supplier of the Year awards for 2009.

The latest award rates suppliers" performance in the areas of quality defects downtime as a result of quality related problems, stop shipment campaigns associated with parts supplied and warranty claims. In addition, suppliers are required to use the kaizen approach, to be innovative and open to new technologies, and to reduce waste and demonstrate environmental compliance.

"We are very proud of this recognition by Toyota of our performance as a supplier to South Africa's leading motor manufacturer," said Bridgestone South Africa Chairman and CEO Kenji Shoda.

"We take our responsibility as a supplier to the motor industry very seriously and we always strive to deliver the best possible performance in all areas, including quality. This is an integral part of the way we do business and we do not expect any special recognition".

"We are therefore most grateful, and pleased, to receive this latest award from Toyota South Africa and we dedicate our success to all of our employees involved in the production and quality management process," Shoda added.

Bridgestone South Africa is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo and the world's largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone South Africa is an active participant in the global FIA/Bridgestone "Think Before You Drive" and "Make Cars Green" campaigns.

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Hugh Morris (left), OE general manager of Bridgestone South Africa, receives the award from Toyota South Africa's President and CEO, Dr Johan van Zyl.

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