“Solutions for your journey,” Bridgestone’s global tagline, reflects the company’s vision to be a global leader in tires and rubber, building on its expertise to provide solutions for safe and sustainable mobility.
Established 15 years ago in the northwestern Hungarian city of Tatabanya, Bridgestone Tatabanya Manufacturing Ltd. is today one of the largest tire producers in the country. The factory mainly produces Bridgestone, Turanza and Potenza tires of 19, 20 and 21 inches, which are in high demand in the European market.
“We are very proud to be one of the largest employers and a leading economic driver in the county of Komarom-Esztergom,” shared Bridgestone Tatabanya President and Managing Director Melinda Topolcsik.
“We established our operations with 361 employees and today we have approximately 1,200 employees working at our state-of-the-art smart factory.”
Bridgestone has been at the forefront of the “Industry 4.0” revolution in Hungary. Investments in automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) have led to the Tatabanya plant becoming one of the company’s most advanced international facilities.
“Our Hungarian factory was the first European facility in which Bridgestone installed its tire-assembly AI system Examation. We continue to expand our production capabilities and are constantly improving our levels of productivity,” Topolcsik explained.
In line with the company’s ongoing sustainability initiatives, today, the Tatabanya factory’s electricity is entirely provided by renewable energy.
Bridgestone Tatabanya supplies BMW, the Volkswagen Group and Mercedes and attained the accolade of Supplier of the Year 2021 in the Hungarian Car of the Year competition.
Approximately 750 small and midsize enterprises make up the company’s growing supplier network.
“We owe our success to the perseverance, dedication and competence of all our employees,” Topolcsik said.
One of Bridgestone’s core principles is serving society with superior quality. In line with this, the Tatabanya plant also supports local institutions and organizations regularly in their operation and development.
Topolcsik concluded: “We are proud to serve society with our superior quality products and services. We will continue to support the company’s efforts to provide world-class mobility solutions and deliver value to our customers and to society.”