Bridgestone a VW Group Award recipient

Bridgestone Corporation has received a 2015 VW Group Award in recognition of its status as one of the Volkswagen Group’s best suppliers. The VW Group bestows this award upon a small number of international suppliers that excel in innovative capabilities and reliability.

The award was presented by Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Procurement, at a ceremony in Neuburg, Germany on 15 July 2015. Franco Annunziato, president and CEO of Bridgestone Europe, accepted the award on Bridgestone Corporation’s behalf. “Bridgestone receives this Volkswagen Group Award with enormous pleasure and pride. It is the result of great teamwork and effort across Bridgestone divisions and business units” Annunziato stated.

Commenting after the ceremony on why he believed Bridgestone had been selected for this award, Annunziato added: “I believe there are two main success factors. Firstly it represents strong endorsement of Bridgestone’s strategy to reorganise global operations to match Volkswagen Group’s expectations from a global supplier. Second is our commitment to develop state of the art technology to help Volkswagen Group meet reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emission targets.”

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