Tag: Speedy

Bridgestone adapting to increase its mobility services in both its tyre and ancillary products

Bridgestone adapting to increase its mobility services in both its tyre and ancillary products

8th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s car tyre business is currently pushing boundaries to offer services beyond replacement tyres to motorists. The most obvious way the manufacturer is approaching this is in the application of its DriveGuard run-flat technology beyond the original line of DriveGuard car tyres. The tyre manufacturer has added DriveGuard RFT to its Turanza, Blizzak and Weather Control lines, extending the availability of the technology to an even greater breadth of the market.

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Bridgestone buys yet another French tyre retailer

18th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Japanese tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has agreed to buy Ayme Group, the owner of France’s largest independent tyre retail chain - Côté Route.

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Another retail acquisition for Bridgestone in France

Another retail acquisition for Bridgestone in France

13th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has taken a minority shareholding in French tyre retailer Pneus à bas prix. Details of the exact stake the tyre maker has acquired or how much it paid have not been released, however Bridgestone states that the new arrangement reinforces its presence in France and complements the company’s First Stop and Speedy retail operations.

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Bridgestone acquisition of Speedy France completed

Bridgestone acquisition of Speedy France completed

5th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Following the acquisition of all necessary approvals on 28 July, Bridgestone EMEA has completed the 100 per cent acquisition of fast fit network Speedy France. Bridgestone EMEA announced its plan to acquire the French retail chain on 30 May 2016.

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Bridgestone to acquire Speedy France retail network

Bridgestone to acquire Speedy France retail network

31st May 2016 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has announced its plan to acquire 100 per cent of the car service and tyre retail network Speedy France. The manufacturer intends to use the new acquisition to increase its direct access to end-users in France, one of its core European markets, as well as in other markets where Speedy has a presence. The finalisation of the acquisition is subject to approval by the regulatory authorities; once approved, and the transaction is completed, Bridgestone’s French presence will be expanded to more than 800 retail outlets, contributing strongly to its accelerated growth strategy.

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Bridgestone appoints new European director of replacement sales

Bridgestone appoints new European director of replacement sales

17th April 2015 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Europe has appointed Timothy Manuel, currently general manager of channel strategy as director replacement sales in the company’s European Consumer Business Unit. Despite having taking on this new role, Manuel remains responsible for Consumer Business Unit channel strategy and the Motorcycle Business Unit at European level. Moving forward, his key focus is said to be the development of the company’s passenger car sales in Europe, working closely with the six different European regions.

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