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Bridgestone Corporation was founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi to manufacture tyres in Japan. In 1938 Bridgestone began to apply its knowledge of rubber technology to diversified (non-tyre) products including rubber and chemical products. Bridgestone is the world’s largest rubber manufacturing company, operating in over 150 countries and with over 170 manufacturing facilities worldwide. Diversified products account for approximately 15% of annual sales.