Bridgestone Announces Mid-Long Term Business Strategy Framework and Introduces New Global Tagline

Bridgestone

Bridgestone Corporation has announced its new Mid-Long Term Business Strategy Framework, which sets forth a forward-looking vision to provide social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company towards 2050 and beyond.

New Strategy Revealed by Bridgestone

This announcement was made during a virtual press conference from Tokyo by Bridgestone Global CEO and Representative Executive Officer Shu Ishibashi, who also unveiled the new global brand tagline “Solutions for your journey” and refreshed brand identity. These are part of the company’s ongoing transformation and the evolution of its offering beyond tires and diversified products, to become a leader in Sustainable Mobility and Advanced Solutions. 

As part of the Mid-Long Term Business Strategy Framework, and guided by its mission of “Serving Society with Superior Quality,” Bridgestone will continue to realize and enhance its vision of providing social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company today, tomorrow and toward the future in 2050. The Company’s Mid-Long Term Business Strategy Framework puts forth this vision for the medium-to-long term and outlines three main business strategies for accomplishing that vision.

-       Leverage sustainability as a competitive advantage and core to all aspects of its business, to create both social value and customer value.

-       Enhance the solutions business through a unique platform: Bridgestone T&DPaaS

-       Build Bridgestone’s unique business model: Evolve and grow to a mobility solutions businessutilizing the unique strength and breadth of its core tyre and rubber business.

“The introduction of Bridgestone’s ‘Solutions for your journey’ tagline signals our company’s ongoing transformation to the world and communicates our long-term vision to be a sustainable solutions company,” said Shu Ishibashi, “We consider this moment to be a “Third Foundation (Bridgestone 3.0)” in our company’s history, with the “Original Foundation (Bridgestone 1.0)” being in 1931 when Bridgestone was established in Tokyo and the “Second Foundation (Bridgestone 2.0)“ taking place in 1988 when Bridgestone merged with the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. We are excited for the future as Bridgestone advances to offer world-class mobility solutions that deliver increased value for our customers and society.”

The “Solutions for your journey” tagline will replace the existing Bridgestone brand tagline, “Your Journey, Our Passion.” The new tagline will be utilized globally in all markets where Bridgestone has sales and operations to strengthen the company’s position as a truly global company. Bridgestone will begin leveraging the new tagline in the second half of 2020 with a full-scale launch planned for the first quarter of 2021.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

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