Bridgestone has received Volkswagen Group Award for Innovation and Technology at the 15th edition of the award. Globally, just seven VW Group suppliers were beneficiaries of this award. The award was received by Paolo Ferrari, CEO & President of Bridgestone EMEA. It was presented by Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Group Board of Management member with responsibility for Procurement.
“Bridgestone teams worldwide are honoured by this prestigious award for Innovation and  Technology. Innovation is about change and every change that demands a significant technology upgrade is for us, leaders in the industry, an opportunity – so we are going to ride this wave, anticipate this wave, and together with partners like the Volkswagen Group we can stay ahead of the technology curve,” said Paolo Ferrari.
Garcia Sanz thanked all the winners during the ceremony. Müller underlined that e-mobility and battery technology, autonomous driving, digitalization throughout the value chain, and new mobility services are not passing trends: “That is the future of our industry – our common future. Thank you for your willingness to explore new pathways with us.”
Bridgestone is also a proud member of the FAST initiative. The Volkswagen FAST initiative was started in 2015, and recognises a small circle of selected suppliers.