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. While training courses and assessments will be chargeable, Bridgestone sales and marketing director – North Europe region John Folliss said the new centre represented a significant investment for the company and wider tyre industry. “It will not benefit us – the aim is to increase the service levels provided to fleets,” he said. “The industry […]
Armadale, West Lothian vehicle operator Drummond Distribution has brought into service three new trailers in Hankook livery. The family-run transport business, which has worked with the premium tyre manufacturer for over 12 years so, provides it with a next-day delivery service, collecting product from Hankook’s Daventry warehouse and delivering to customers right across Scotland. Hankook Tyre UK MD Tony Lee said the distribution firm had “always provided an excellent service” and added that the new curtainsided vehicles looked “fantastic”.
Continental Tyre Group has bought fleet management and tyre retreader Bandvulc in “a logical step”.
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 […]