Bridgestone establishes Myanmar branch office in Yangon
Jul 8, 2014
To promote the Bridgestone brand and capture greater market share in the country
Singapore (July 8, 2014) – Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (BSCAP*), wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, today announced the official opening of its Myanmar branch office in Yangon. The office will focus on gathering information on the truck, bus, car manufacturing industries and tire markets, as well as conduct related activities on behalf of the regional head office.
"The easing of foreign investment laws has attracted many automobile companies to set up a presence in fast-growing Myanmar, where transportation infrastructures such as roads are rapidly improving" said Kunitoshi Takeda, Member of the Board and COO of BSCAP. "We aim to make Bridgestone the number one tire brand in Myanmar and aspire to drive a better future by supporting the local community and environment in Myanmar."
Bridgestone has been offering its products in Myanmar since the 1990s via local channels.
Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Myanmar Branch Office)
2nd Floor, Building No.9, MICT Park, Thamine College Street, Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar 11051
Start of operation
Yuichiro Shirai, General Manager
* Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. was reorganized as the head office (BSCAP) for China and Asia Pacific region since July 1, 2014, and has expanded its responsibility to include tire operations in China.
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.
Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. is the regional headquarters for the Company’s operations in China and Asia Pacific. Located in Singapore, it oversees tire production, sales facilities, and supplies its products to over 25 countries in the region. Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. plays a key role in facilitating this large and growing market which contributes significantly to the entire Bridgestone Group.