Press Release

Good Deed through Great Love

Selangor (18 January 2016) – Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd brought a festive atmosphere to the community ahead of the upcoming Chinese New Year season. Together with management and staff, Bridgestone Malaysia recently organised a visit to Rumah Bakti Ci Hang Old Folks Home at Kampung Baru Subang. During this visit, Bridgestone Malaysia presented a cheque of RM 5,000 to the home.

The home is under the care of Persatuan Kebajikan Ci Hang Chempaka, Selangor, and provides rehabilitation for single and a few physically challenged senior citizens. There are currently 31 senior residents between the ages of 55 and 90 years old under the centre’s care.

On top of the donation, senior residents of the home were also delighted with festive ang pows (Chinese red packets), sumptuous savories such as Chinese sausage, dried meat, mushroom and waxed meat, as well as daily sundry and other consumables goods.

The donation was part of the contributions collected from Bridgestone’s “Tee for Charity” fundraising golf event. Held in late 2015, the event was attended by dealers and business partners. Rumah Bakti Ci Hang was one of the 3 beneficiaries from this fundraising event.

“I am very glad that our visit has brought a big smile to the residents. Their positive energy also motivates us to live a more dynamic life. Even as we carry out our business operations, we also should not forget about giving back to the less fortunate within our society,” said Jo Takekawa, Managing Director of Bridgestone Malaysia during the visit.

Good Deed through Great Love

Good Deed through Great Love

Good Deed through Great Love

Good Deed through Great Love
Mr. Jo Takekawa, Managing Director of Bridgestone Malaysia presenting the cheque of RM 5,000 to Mr. Desmond Yeow, the President of Persatuan Kebajikan Ci Hang-Chempaka Selangor.

Good Deed through Great Love

Bridgestone Malaysia believes in supporting the community and endeavors to be a socially responsible corporate citizen through various CSR activities. One such initiative was the company’s recent participation as one of the event sponsors of “Relay for Life Kuala Lumpur” (RFL KL) 2015. A total of RM 3,542 was raised from booth activities during the RFL KL event and the sale of RFL KL T-shirts in the Bridgestone’s “Tee for Charity” golf event. All proceeds were donated to The National Cancer Society (NCSM) on 12 Jan 2016.

Good Deed through Great Love
Ms. Clare Ratnasingham, Vice President / Project Director of National Cancer Society Malaysia receiving the cheque of RM3,542 from Mr. Francis Lau, General Manager, Finance and Operations of Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

In line with Bridgestone Group’s CSR policy to engage in diverse social activities beyond the themes of “Safety” and “Environment”, Bridgestone Malaysia will continue to collaborate with its stakeholders to realise a better society.

About Bridgestone

Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. While tyre contributes significantly to Bridgestone Group’s sales worldwide, Bridgestone also manufactures industrial rubber and chemical products, sporting goods, and other diversified products.

Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. is an affiliate of Bridgestone Corporation. The company was set up in April 2000 with the aim of providing exceptional customer service and to introduce quality products for the benefit of Malaysian consumers. The company offers a wide range of tyres, tubes and flaps for passenger cars, 4x4s, light trucks, trucks & buses as well as industrial & agricultural vehicles and machinery.