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 […]
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 […]
Ryder has claimed that the number of tyre-related breakdowns for its customers have fallen 28% since it launched an initiative to maximise fleet uptime with Bridgestone.