Bridgestone donates Australian factory land to local community
A portion of the land from Bridgestone Australia’s former manufacturing site in Salisbury, Adelaide has been donated to the local council for community use. The land was officially donated to the City of Salisbury at a ceremony held on April 12.
Bridgestone Australia Ltd’s group chairman and managing director Nobuyuki Mieno said the donation was made in recognition of local support over the many years the facility operated. “This land has been gifted as a way for us to acknowledge the unwavering support of council and the people of Salisbury over the 46 years the manufacturing facility operated,” he said. “As we said at the time of the closure announcement, the contribution of our employees over so many years is to be admired and celebrated. This land has been donated in perpetuity for community use and will serve as a lasting reminder of the Company’s gratitude to all those employees and to the entire Salisbury community.”
Bridgestone’s National Distribution Centre remains at Salisbury and staff will continue operating from this site. It is anticipated that decommissioning of the plant site will be completed in the coming weeks.