Bridgestone opens new Asia tech centre site
Last week, Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. officially opened its new Asia Pacific Technical Center (APTC) facility in Thailand’s Pathum Thani Province. The APTC team relocated to this new, larger facility in late March from a site north of Bangkok, where it had operated since its inauguration in 2013. Bridgestone says the new facility will help the APTC to “strengthen its functions and better develop products suited to the region’s customers’ needs and requirements.”
“In order to achieve Dan-Totsu in the Asia Pacific markets – which continue to grow and change rapidly – Bridgestone believes that APTC must strengthen its framework for research and development. This will allow Bridgestone to improve our products and business quality, and provide the best products for our diverse groups of customers,” said Hideki Komatsu, Bridgestone Corporation’s senior officer responsible for global innovation.
“By working close to the markets, APTC will enable Bridgestone to grasp changes in our customers’ needs, and reflect them in the development of our products,” added APTC managing director Naoto Yamagishi. He also shared that his goal is for the APTC “to be a real regional technical centre”, to achieve customer satisfaction through products that offer high levels of safety and quality.
The APTC currently employs 90 people from several countries, including India, Italy, Japan and Thailand.