Caledonian Tyres refurbishment aims to improve Bandag’s position in Scotland

Friday 6th October 2017 | 0 Comments

 
Caledonian Tyres MD Robert Keay with John Folliss, Bridgestone commercial and marketing director
Caledonian Tyres MD Robert Keay with John Folliss, Bridgestone commercial and marketing director

Paisley based Caledonian Tyres has unveiled a £250,000 refurbishment, which aims to position it as one of the most advanced retread tyre centres in the country. One of the Bandag network’s largest franchise partners, Caledonian Tyres’ development of its facility features improved factory facilities, new look offices, improved equipment and an eye-catching rebrand of the entire premises. The company states that the investment underlines the strength of the commercial retread tyre market, and follows investments made at Lincolnshire-based Bulldog, another large Bandag franchise.

Bridgestone, Bandag’s owner helped to reopen the Greenhill Road depot, which counts McConechy’s, Auchinlea Tyres and Redpath Tyres as valued customers. As part of the relationship with the world’s largest tyre manufacturer, Caledonian receives Bridgestone premium casings for their cold-cure products, which are manufactured on-site.

Caledonian Tyres’ owner Robert Keay said: “The Bandag brand is so strong and it is great to be able to show it off in the best possible light here at Caledonian. The products really are fantastic, so it was vitally important to us to boast a headquarters that matched the quality of the tyres themselves.

“We feel that this £250,000 investment is a fitting commentary on the state of the market too.”

Chris Buchanan, Bridgestone natonal fleet sales manager explains the quality of the Bandag retread

Chris Buchanan, Bridgestone natonal fleet sales manager explains the quality of the Bandag retread

Bridgestone’s Bandag franchise manager Graham Hooper said: “We are really excited on behalf of Robert and his team at Caledonian. Scotland represents a good growth opportunity for us all. It is a large territory and home to some of the UK’s most prestigious fleets. These fleets recognise the excellent performance and environmental value offered by Bandag and if the product continues to perform, then they will keep coming back to Bandag.”

A central theme behind Caledonian’s retread offering will be ‘The Bandag Contract of Trust’. This guarantee aims to reassure fleets that Bandag retreads are a safe and reliable alternative to a new set of tyres, as well as a solution for reducing fleets’ tyre related costs per kilometre.

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