Bridgestone Celebrates 10 Years of Poznan, Poland Plant
Happy birthday Bridgestone Poznan. On September 26 staff at the company’s facility in Poland celebrated its tenth anniversary of operation. The 1,300 employees were joined in by over 140 guests to commemorate the occasion, including Japan’s ambassador to Poland, Mr. Ryuichi Tanabe, the CEO of Bridgestone Europe, Mr. Toru Tsuda, members of the press and representatives of local authorities.
After starting the day’s event with a short film of the plant’s history, an opening speech was given by Mr. Masayuki Sorioka, president and managing director of Bridgestone Poznan, who thanked the guests for attending and expressed his great respect for all plant employees, without whose efforts growth would not be possible. “I am extremely happy to celebrate this occasion today,” he said. “Bridgestone and Poznan are very closely linked and this event is a sign of Bridgestone’s commitment to the people and city of Poznan for the future.”
The Japanese ambassador stated how delighted he was to see how much success can be achieved by the Polish and Japanese people working together: “Japanese companies bring to Poland all the best of the Japanese corporate culture. Cooperation between Polish and Japanese workers benefits all of them. Together, they work their way to success.”
After the speeches, guests were taken on a tour of the facility. Over the last decade, the Poznan plant has produced more than 40 million Bridgestone high-performance tyres for passenger cars and commercial vehicles and was the first plant outside Japan to produce run flat tyres.