Until now, the Turkish operations of Bandag were controlled by Bridgestone Europe, following their acquisition of Bandag EMEA in 2008.
“Bridgestone and Bandag strive to reduce the operating costs of fleets by offering a solution package of new tyres, retreads and service. The integration of the Bandag activities within Bridgestone Europe has enabled us to strengthen that package”, commented Akihito Ishii, Director of Truck and Bus tyre division of Bridgestone Europe. “We have always co-operated well with BRISA and Bandag in Turkey, but we believe that this change will enable BRISA and Bandag to enhance their solution package for Turkish fleet operators. At the same time, it will allow us to use our resources to provide an even better service to our network in the rest of Europe.”
About Bridgestone Europe
Bridgestone Europe (BSEU), with European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe operates an R&D center, 8 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with over 13,000 employees. BSEU’s premium tyres are sold both within Europe and globally.