Bridgestone has continued to make driving safer, more comfortable and more convenient for drivers of a wide variety of vehicles in a number of different situations. Thanks to new tire technology, Bridgestone has made great strides in improving grip, performance on wet surfaces, ride comfort, noise and vibration reduction, and durability. Bridgestone Tire has become known around the world for a legacy of excellent design and top-notch manufacturing. With a strong line of excellent tires for cars, light trucks, and SUVs, Bridgestone Tire also makes specialty tires for off-road and run-flat use. Whether you're in the market for a sturdy set of light truck tires for going off-road or a safe set of tires with excellent tread life for a family SUV, Bridgestone has exactly what you need.
Bridgestone Corporation purchased Firestone in 1974 for $2.6 billion, transforming the companies combined operations into the worlds largest tire and rubber company. The operations in the Americas were renamed Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and became the largest subsidiary of Bridgestone. As part of its integration with Bridgestones existing U.S. operations, Bridgestone/Firestone moved its headquarters from Akron to Nashville in 1992.