Bridgestone – External Audit Accreditation for CV Dealerships
Bridgestone UK is to award “Approved Expert Dealer” status to three commercial vehicle tyre dealerships. In a move that Bridgestone says is the first of its kind, the manufacturer has partnered with Lloyds register to develop a rigour auditing process to be thoroughly inspected by an external body.
The accreditation is the latest stage in the multi-million-pound total tyre management investment programme Bridgestone has been engaged in its Truck Point network in the last three years. Three audit awards will be presented on Wednesday 25 April, at Bridgestone’s stand at the CV Show. 46 other audits are in the process of being finalised and should be completed by the end of April.
The news came at a preview press conference in advance of the Commercial Vehicle/Automotive Trade Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The conference primarily promoted the now-complete, New Generation of Bridgestone truck tyres. At the same time as giving details of the advances made in producing the R249 steer, R168 trailer and M749 drive-axle tyres, Roger Moulding announced that new 295/60 and 315/60 sizes will be available for the M749 range from around October this year.