TOKYO—Bridgestone Corp. has inaugurated operations at its global innovation hub in Tokyo's Kodaira City district, roughly two years after it began work on the project.
Built on the site of a long-since closed tire factory, the Bridgestone Innovation Park is intended to "accelerate innovation to realize and support a sustainable society," the company said during an inauguration ceremony held at the site about 20 miles west of central Tokyo.
Bridgestone broke ground on the facility, which features an innovation center and a proving ground, in early 2020.
The facility is designed to "promote interaction with empathy among various stakeholders about Bridgestone's history and its vision toward 2050," the company added.
Bridgestone did not disclose its investment in the project nor say how many employees eventually will work there.