Bridgestone’s New Financial Services Center

Bridgestone's accounting operations in at least seven countries in Latin America will be managed from Costa Rica in its new Shared Services Center in San Jose.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A statement from the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE) reads:

• Costa Rica was selected as the site for operations after a rigorous review process.
Bridgestone becomes the second advanced manufacturing company and the first Japanese company in Costa Rica that has both real production operations as well as a center for high value-added services.

San Jose, October 1, 2012: As of today, the accounting operations of at least seven Latin American countries will be managed from Costa Rica in the Bridgestone shared services center. In this way, Latin America offices will receive, thanks to the talent in Costa Rica, an improvement in the quality and availability of information and the optimization of investments in technology and analytical consulting for the various business units. Bridgestone has invested around U.S. $2.5 million in this new center

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