Bridgestone’s breakdown response times helped the firm see off fierce competition to clinch a major deal with bakery chain Greggs. The contract will Bridgestone fit Greggs’ UK fleet with its premium tyres until 2020. It will also see Bridgestone’s Bandag retreading products used to prolong the fleet’s second stage tyre life. Bridgestone’s fleet business development manager Ian Davis (pictured left) said: “We can’t express how much this partnership means to us all. “Greggs is a household name and to be […]
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.
Bridgestone has developed a free app giving the correct torque settings for a wide range of commercial vehicle wheel nuts.
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 […]