Bridgestone was awarded the title of Volvo Premium Supplier in recognition of its leading performance across a broad range of strict criteria. Bridgestone is the first tire manufacturer to receive the Volvo Premium Supplier Award.
Now in its fifth year, the annual Volvo Premium Supplier Awards recognize those suppliers who book the best measured performance in the areas of quality, safety, environmental performance, cost, logistics and corporate responsibility. Close attention also is paid to the supplier’s capacity to work with Volvo’s teams in the spirit of continuous improvement. A total of nine awards were presented for 2009, including Bridgestone’s.
“This is a great honor for Bridgestone, especially as we are the first tire supplier ever to be recognized by the Volvo Premium Supplier Award Program,” says Takashi Tomioka, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Bridgestone Europe. “Bridgestone looks forward to maintaining its high level of quality service and its status as one of the Volvo Group’s long-term strategic partners.”