Bridgestone Americas Technical Center

Innovation in Akron

The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company was founded by Harvey S. Firestone in 1900 and merged with Bridgestone in 1988 – transforming Bridgestone into the world’s largest tire and rubber company.

Bridgestone is rooted in innovation and dedicated to providing world-class tire and rubber-related products and services that improve lives around the globe. Our commitment to innovation, service and quality spans 115 years, and that history continues in Akron, Ohio today where our highly-skilled teammates are leading through innovation from smart tires, non-pneumatic tires, connected mobility and alternative materials.

The Bridgestone Americas Technical Center is home to more than 700 teammates dedicated to developing the design, specification and materials used in tires produced in both North and South America and houses multiple labs and testing technologies to develop solutions for the future of mobility. The center was designed to support both human health and a reduced environmental impact, and it has been certified as meeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) specifications for environmentally conscious buildings in the U.S.

See our job openings in Akron and apply to be a teammate at Bridgestone today.

Working in Akron

Exciting careers in product development, engineering, research and development, materials science and information technology are right here in Akron, Ohio. Our teammates work together in ideating, producing and testing products that make a difference in the lives of our customers every day. We actively support the communities where our teammates move, live, work and play through volunteerism and partnerships with city and regional leadership. Akron has a growing economy and affordable cost of living. We offer career growth, a collaborative and welcoming team and projects that make a difference in people’s lives.

Living in Akron

Akron is a small city within driving distance of metropolitan areas and areas for outdoor recreation. Within a day’s drive you can see Cleveland, Lake Eerie and Chicago or root for the nearby hometown teams – NBA’s Cavaliers, NFL’s Browns or MLB’s Indians. Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and disc golf at Portage Lake State Park within 10 miles of the Technology Center or play a round of golf at Firestone Country Club. Whether you crave an eclectic, walkable neighborhood like Highland Square or you’re looking for a starter home for your family in Barberton or Fairlawn, there is a welcoming place for you.