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 25 countries, selling products in over 150 markets worldwide. Tires accounted for approximately 84% of consolidated sales in 2012, 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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HSBC Holdings plc
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 6,900 offices in over 80 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, North and Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US $2,721bn at 30 September 2012, HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is http://www.accenture.com/