This € 2 million project features the latest Bandag retread technology.
Among the nearly 100 guests invited to the opening ceremony there were representatives of the Hungarian government and Mr. Akihito Ishii, Director Truck, Bus & Retread Bridgestone Europe. Furthermore representatives of national and local media, officials from local organisations in Mezőszilas, and managing directors of neighbouring companies also attended the event.
5-Let, the 100% Hungarian owned company, is involved in green energy solutions, mainly geothermal energy, since 1996 . Retreading truck tyres uses up to 75% less energy and resources than making new tyres. It also reduces the number of tyres to be disposed of, making this new retread factory a new step forward in 5-Let’s commitment towards the environment.
As a Bandag franchise, 5-Let has access to the wide range of premium Bandag and Bridgestone retreads. This is good news for the Hungarian fleet owners who want to save on their tyre budget, for Bandag and Bridgestone retreads offer similar performance as new tyres, but at a significantly lower cost.
This new Bandag dealer also strengthens Bridgestone fleet package in Hungary, consisting of new tyres, retreads and services designed to lower end users’ costs.
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.