Bridgestone Back to list Bridgestone has created performance driven car and truck tires since 1931. Bridgestone engineers continuously improve our tires to deliver traction on wet and dry roads, longer mileage warranties, better fuel efficiency and performance that is unparalleled for the auto enthusiast. Bridgestone was founded in Japan. It was the first Japanese company to sell rayon cord tires as well as the first company to sell radial tires. They have plants in over 23 countries and became one of the two largest tire manufacturers in the world.