Bridgestone UK Shows Market Share Gains
Bridgestone UK says that independent industry figures show that the company made market share gains in all sectors of the commercial vehicle tyre business. Figures released by the company are as follows: UK replacement market shares for van tyres have risen from 11 per cent in 2001 to 13 per cent last year, truck (22 per cent to 24 p.c.
), agricultural (15 p.c. to 16 p.
c) and off-road (37 p.c. to 39 p.
c.). Truck tyre sales topped 300,000 pieces last year and Bridgestone claims a market share of 16 per cent for steer tyres and 26 per cent for drive tyres.