Stuart Jackson has been appointed as business development director for northern Europe at Bridgestone. As part of his new role Jackson will work in support of all departments in the UK and Ireland, and will manage the delivery of a number of projects intended to transform the sales and profitability of the business. He will report to Bridgestone UK MD Robin Shaw. Jackson was MD at dutch tyre manufactuerer Apollo Vredestein UK. Shaw said: “Stuart has 25 years of sales, […]
As the world’s largest new tyre manufacturer, turning over $28bn (£22bn) a year, it might seem surprising that Bridgestone also has a significant retread operation. It purchased global cold cure retread franchise Bandag, largely for its huge US operation, and acquired UK hot cure specialist Bulldog in Bourne, Lincolnshire. The fortunes of truck tyre retreaders have waxed and waned in the past decade as a period of high prices and shortages of new tyres prior to 2011 has since been […]
Bridgestone has opened a training and assessment centre at the Horiba Mira testing ground near Nuneaton to improve and accredit the skills of tyre technicians.
DX Group made a pre-tax loss of more than £80m in the year ended 30 June 2017.