The Bridgestone Group (Bridgestone Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries including Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd. and Bridgestone Golf Inc.) is the world's largest manufacturer of tires and rubber products. Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, was established in 1931 and today, the Bridgestone group has about 190 manufacturing plants and R&D facilities in 26 countries, selling products in over 150 markets worldwide. Tires accounted for approximately 84% of consolidated sales in 2014, with the remainder derived from a broad range of diversified products and services including industrial rubber and chemical products and golf equipment, bicycles and other sporting goods.
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The HSBC Group
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from over 6,200 offices in over 74 countries and territories in Asia, Europe, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US $2,729bn at 30 September 2014, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations.