Bridgestone Corp. has officially opened its latest factory in China. The plant produces rubber antivibration components for automobiles and is located in the city of Changzhou, about 160 kilometers west of Shanghai. The 100 percent subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. began production in January 2005
In a statement, Bridgestone said, "About 60 people were on hand for the opening ceremony, including Chinese government and municipal officials, as well as Bridgestone representatives. Heading the Bridgestone contingent were Tatsuya Okajima, a board member responsible for original equipment, and Hiromichi Odagiri a vice president and senior officer who serves as chief representative of Bridgestone tyre operations in China."