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This Japanese rubber company originated from a shoe company. Japanese entrepreneur Shojiro Ishibashi's ingenious move to focus on the production of accessories for the newly expanding automobile field made his company one of the most widely used brands in the rubber industry.

About Bridgestone Corporation

Bridgestone has been on the rise recently, giving the company more room to improve its technology and expand its reach; today Bridgestone employs around 140,000 people in 25 countries. In Japan, it has long been the hegemon in tyre production, but in 2006 Bridgestone overtook other giants Michelin and Goodyear to become the world's largest tyre manufacturer. The company's growth is evidenced by the fact that its products are now sold to more than 150 countries around the world.

History

Bridgestone's origins date back to 1931, when successful Japanese entrepreneur Shojiro Ishibashi changed the scope of his company from manufacturing rubber-soled work boots to passenger car tyres. He was well aware of the potential of the newly proliferating automobile and made an excellent guess that he could quickly turn a profit on the production of essential car accessories. During the Second World War, the company ran into trouble because, like all other industrial plants, it was very closely controlled and influenced by the Japanese authorities. After the war, however, the automobile industry expanded again, and Ishibashi and his company benefited. By the early 1950s Bridgestone, named after the English translation of its founder's name, was already the largest tyre manufacturer in Japan. In the following years, the company sought to establish itself in the international market and therefore began to expand its products to neighbouring countries with liberal markets, i.e. the USA, Taiwan, Indonesia and Australia. In 1976, the founder Shojiro Ishibashi dies and the outside world expects the company to fall, but this does not happen and Bridgestone is set to rise again. In the late 1980s, the company was bought by Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. This company allowed Bridgestone to manufacture its products in facilities across America and Europe, allowing it to move into the elite of the rubber products industry. In 2006, Bridgestone even became the largest tire manufacturer in the world.

Operations

Bridgestone joins the global trend of road safety, which it aims to achieve with its Run Flat technology, which ensures the tyre remains controllable even when pressure is lost. In addition to passenger car tyres, Bridgestone is also involved in racing tyres, supplying its tyres to competitions around the world, including F1 and MOTO GP. It is currently the only company to supply a tyre to the Formula 1 series.

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Bridgestone tyres recommended in tests

Tyres which were evaluated in tests from mostly European autoclubs.
#NameOur ratingTest resultsAchievementsDimensionsPrice from
1 Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6
90.1%
89%
86.2%
76%
2024:
2. Tyre Reviews
2023:
3. Autobild
1. Autobild
1. Autobild
Wet braking Snow handling Snow handling - objective Snow traction
2 Bridgestone Potenza Sport
90.4%
89.6%
81.3%
2024:
1. Autobild
3. Autobild
4. Autobild
2023:
4. ACE
2. Autobild
5. Automotorsport
2. Autozeitung
3. Gute-Fahrt
6. SportAuto
Wet handling Wet circle cornering Dry braking Wet braking Dry handling …+1
3 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90.4%
80.1%
83%
85.4%
2023:
6. ADAC
15. ADAC
1. ARBÖ
1. Autobild
8. Autobild
2. Autoexpress
1. Automotorsport
1. Sport Auto
1. Tyre Reviews
3. Tyre Reviews
Wet braking Wet handling Wet circle cornering Dry handling Aquaplaning - longitudal …+1
4 Bridgestone Turanza T005
82.3%
83%
79.6%
2024:
3. Sport Auto
2023:
3. Autoklub ČR
3. Tyre Reviews
2022:
3. ADAC
4. Autobild
1. Autobild
2. AutoMotorSport
1. Autozeitung
4. Promobil
Rolling resistance Dry braking Wet circle cornering Wet handling Dry handling …+1
5 Bridgestone Turanza 6
72.5%
79.3%
85.3%
2024:
6. ACE
6. ADAC
3. Autobild
10. Autobild
4. Automotorsport
9. Autozeitung
Rolling resistance Comfort Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry handling Dry handling - objective …+1
6 Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
77.7%
62.3%
80.4%
74.8%
2022:
6. ARBÖ
15. Autobild
1. Autobild
8. Autobild
2. Autoklub ČR
3. Gute-Fahrt
5. Tyre Reviews
Dry handling Dry braking Wet braking Rolling resistance Wet circle cornering …+1
7 Bridgestone Duravis All Season
54.3%
81%
2022:
6. Autobild
Snow braking Snow cornering Snow traction

Other Bridgestone tyres

Tyres which were not featured in any test - new models, older models and non-mainstream models.
#NameDimensionsPrice from
1 Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6
2 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-30
3 Bridgestone Turanza 6 SUV
4 Bridgestone Potenza Race
5 Bridgestone Turanza T006
6 Bridgestone Ecopia EP600
7 Bridgestone Dueler Sport H/P
8 Bridgestone DUELER H/L 683
9 Bridgestone DURAVIS R410
10 Bridgestone Battlax BT-016
11 Bridgestone Potenza RE88
12 Bridgestone Trail Wing TW37
13 Bridgestone Battlax BM02
14 Bridgestone TURANZA EL42
15 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32S
16 Bridgestone Blizzak Lm005
17 Bridgestone Alenza Sport All Season
18 Bridgestone Potenza RE070
19 Bridgestone Potenza S005
20 Bridgestone Potenza Sport SUV
21 Bridgestone Potenza S001L
22 Bridgestone Turanza ER42
23 Bridgestone Battlax Classic Racing CR11
24 Bridgestone Potenza RE050 I
25 Bridgestone Alenza 001 SUV
26 Bridgestone Potenza S001 I
27 Bridgestone Turanza T005A
28 Bridgestone Turanza ER30
29 Bridgestone Potenza RE031
30 Bridgestone Turanza T005 SUV
31 Bridgestone Dueler H/L 33A
32 Bridgestone Dueler A/T 693 III
33 Bridgestone Dueler H/P 92A
34 Bridgestone Turanza ER300 II
35 Bridgestone Dueler H/L 33
36 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80
37 Bridgestone Blizzak Lm25 4X4
38 Bridgestone Dueler H/T 840
39 Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport All Season
40 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25-1
41 Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza
42 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 4X4
43 Bridgestone Turanza ER370
44 Bridgestone Blizzak Lm80
45 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-18
46 Bridgestone B381
47 Bridgestone Duravis R660A
48 Bridgestone Dueler H/T 684
49 Bridgestone Blizzak Dm V3
50 Bridgestone Turanza Eco
51 Bridgestone B371
52 Bridgestone Duravis R660 Eco
53 Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685
54 Bridgestone Dueler H/T 684 III
55 Bridgestone Duravis R623
56 Bridgestone R660
57 Bridgestone Dueler H/T 689
58 Bridgestone Blizzak Lm500
59 Bridgestone W810
60 Bridgestone Potenza RE71 G
61 Bridgestone R660ECO
62 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 XL
63 Bridgestone Turanza T001 XL
64 Bridgestone Blizzak Lm001
65 Bridgestone R-Trailer 001
66 Bridgestone R168
67 Bridgestone M788
68 Bridgestone M729
69 Bridgestone R227
70 Bridgestone R-Drive 002
71 Bridgestone R249 Ecopia
72 Bridgestone R-Steer 002
73 Bridgestone Duravis All Season
74 Bridgestone Weather Control A005 DriveGuard EVO
75 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V3
76 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 DriveGuard
77 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
78 Bridgestone Turanza T005 DriveGuard
79 Bridgestone Weather Control A005 DriveGuard
80 Bridgestone V02 F
81 Bridgestone ALENZA 001 RFT
82 Bridgestone V01 R
83 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
84 Bridgestone Potenza S007
85 Bridgestone BATTLAX T32 GT R
86 Bridgestone Turanza T002
87 Bridgestone BATTLAX RACING RS11 F
88 Bridgestone Potenza RE050
89 Bridgestone BATTLAX RACING RS11 R
90 Bridgestone Potenza RE040
91 Bridgestone BATTLAX T32 F
92 Bridgestone Battlax T31R
93 Bridgestone Alenza 001
94 Bridgestone Turanza T005 Ad
95 Bridgestone Battlax Sport Touring T32F
96 Bridgestone Turanza ER33
97 Bridgestone BATTLAX T32 GT F
98 Bridgestone Turanza ER300
99 Bridgestone BATTLAX T31 GT R
100 Bridgestone BATTLAX T32 R
101 Bridgestone BATTLE WING BW-501 F

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