28 January 2016: Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd., subsidiary of world’s largest tyre and rubber company Bridgestone Corporation, announced a contribution of Rs 1 Crore towards the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for flood affected people in Chennai.
Chennai city in Tamil Nadu experienced unprecedented floods late last year which affected millions of people and damaged properties in the city. The donation is aimed at providing aid to the affected people of Chennai for their speedy recovery, along with the re-building of infrastructure destroyed during the floods.
Bridgestone always works towards the achievement of its founder’s mission statement of “Serving Society with Superior Quality” and a firm believer of community welfare. In line with this principle Bridgestone had also contributed towards the rehabilitation of the victims of the floods in Jammu & Kashmir in 2014, by donating Rs 1 crore to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
“Our heartfelt condolences are with all those who were affected by the floods,” said Mr. Kazuhiko Mimura, Managing Director, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. “This is truly an unforeseen and unfortunate incident and Bridgestone hopes to play a part in rebuilding the lives of the people of Chennai.”
Cheque amounting to Rs. 1 Crore was handed over to the Prime Minister’s Office by Mr. Ajay Sevekari Director, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. towards the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.
About Bridgestone India:
Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd started its operations in 1996. In March 1998 with the setup of its manufacturing facility in Kheda, Madhya Pradesh; Bridgestone achieved its objective of running Indian manufactured Bridgestone tyres on Indian Roads. It expanded its facilities by setting up one more facility in Chakan; Pune in 2013. In a short stint of 18 years, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd has become one of the leading tyre companies in both the OEM & Replacement market.
About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. In addition to tyres for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.