Tokyo -- Bridgestone Corp. has set up a company to oversee its diversified products activities in China, including its polyurethane foam activities for automotive applications, a 6 May company statement said.
Based in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, the new company, Bridgestone Diversified Products China Co. Ltd, will coordinate the business operations and sales of Bridgestone's industrial products, construction materials, electronic components, industrial chemical products and diversified original equipment products (hereby collectively referred to as diversified products operations) for the Chinese market.
The Japanese company's current diversified operations in China include:
• Bridgestone Everlight Shanghai Co. Ltd;
• Bridgestone Chiao Fu (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd;
• Guangzhou Bridgestone Chemical Products Co. Ltd, and;
• Bridgestone Everlight Hongkong Co. Ltd.
All make polyurethane foam products, with the Guangzhou unit specifically making PU seat pads. (RD)