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|Headquarters||Kyobashi, Tokyo, Japan|
|Subsidiaries||Firestone Tire and Rubber Company|
Bridgestone Corporation (株式会社ブリヂストン Kabushiki-gaisha Burijisuton) (TYO: 5108, OTC Pink: BRDCY) is a multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi (石橋正二郎 Ishibashi Shōjirō) in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. The name Bridgestone comes from a calque translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning "stone bridge" in Japanese.
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As of 2015, the company is the largest manufacturer of tires in the world, slightly ahead of Michelin. Bridgestone Group had 141 production facilities in 24 countries as of 2005.