Bridgestone continues to rein as the world leader in the tire industry for the 10th consecutive year. The largest tire manufacturer in the world has been recognized as the No.1 global tire company, following the release of the 2018 Global Tire rankings by Tire Business.
Bridgestone’s industry-wide dominance was accredited on the basis of their revenue from the sale of tires. Companies from around the world were ranked using a rigorous selection process, excluding items such as third-party sales of steel cord, synthetic rubber or carbon black, as well as estimates for non-tire items such as auto service-related revenue at company-owned retail stores.
Mete Ekin, regional managing director, Bridgestone MEA, said: “This is truly a significant achievement and we’d like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to Tire Business for recognizing our work for the 10th consecutive year. Needless to say, this decade-long recognition would not be possible without our extensive global workforce of close to 143,000 members, valuable business partners and our loyal consumers themselves.”
”In our ever-changing world, we see social, economical, and technological opportunities evolving and shaping the future of mobility. This accomplishment is a testimony to our commitment toward continuous innovation and to become ‘Dan Totsu’ — to be the clear and absolute leader in mobility solutions,” he added.