Bridgestone-owned tire brand Firestone is this year celebrating a centenary of supplying Australian drivers with its products. Australians have been driving on Firestone tires since August 1915 when the manufacturer – the Firestone Tyre and Rubber Company – was just 15 years old. Bridgestone Corporation went on to acquire the USA-based company in 1988.
Bridgestone Australia MD, Andrew Moffatt, said Firestone’s maintained presence in Australia for the last 100 years is a great achievement for the brand: “We’re very proud to have Firestone, a trusted tire brand which has now been in Australia for a century.
“Firestone products are designed to deliver superior handling and a quiet and comfortable ride, while also offering better value. They’re great all-round tires and the fact they’ve been part of the Australian market for 100 years is a testament.”
September 2, 2015