Bridgestone Corporation is a multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. The name Bridgestone comes from a calque translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning “stone bridge” in Japanese.

As of 2015, the company is the largest manufacturer of tires in the world, slightly ahead of Michelin.

Bridgestone Group had 141 production facilities in 24 countries as of 2005.