Bridgestone Europe Selects Accellion to Securely Transfer Digital Assets

European Head Office of the #1 Worldwide Tyre Manufacturer uses Accellion/Vignette Integration to Automate Digital Asset Delivery, Tracking and Management

Palo Alto, California – July 15, 2008 –


Accellion, Inc. ( the leading provider of managed file transfer solutions for enterprise users, today announced it has been selected as the file transfer solution for Bridgestone Europe, the household name for quality tyre manufacturing, based in Brussels, Belgium. The Accellion Secure File Transfer Solution was chosen for its ease of use, minimal IT administration requirements, cost efficiency and the capability for unique corporate branding, as well as the ease of integration with the Vignette document management system.

"Reducing the effect of large files on the email network was our main challenge.  While sending all of our large media files on CDs avoided clogging the system, it was not a viable solution, because of time delays, expense and security concerns" said Rodolphe Grandjean, senior manager ECM/CRM of Bridgestone Europe. "We chose Accellion not only because it could send larger files without affecting our email server, but also because it integrated into Vignette for easy management of our digital assets, which was our main criterion. The data security, personalisation capability of the transfer interface and faster information dissemination were added benefits."

"Accellion provides multi-national corporations, like Bridgestone Europe, with a secure method to transfer large filesthat gives the functionality users need and the value they want, with minimal involvement by IT departments," said Paul Steiner, EVP of Europe, Accellion Inc. "The Accellion Automation APIs enabled easy integration of Accellion with Vignette and delivered significant business benefits including seamless digital asset delivery, tracking and management and reduced business cycle time."

About Accellion
Accellion, Inc. is a profitable, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile file sharing solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. More than 9 million users and 1,600 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Activision; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Foley & Mansfield; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. Accellion file sharing solutions can be deployed on public, private and hybrid cloud environments and provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organization the flexibility, scalability and protection it needs. For more information please visit or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.