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Bridgestone SA wins Best Tyre Award


Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bridgestone South Africa was a winner at last night’s 2008 Focus on Excellence Awards, sponsored by WesBank and hosted by Focus on Transport and Logistics magazine.

The Focus on Excellence Award for Best Tyre was awarded to Bridgestone SA for its Bridgestone brand.Bridgestone provides transport operators with a comprehensive range of commercial vehicle tyres, ideally suited for a wide variety of applications.

Julio Fava, general manager of producer sales at Bridgestone SA, accepted the award: “I’d like to thank everybody who’s ever bought a Bridgestone tyre – and, given the fact that there are over 300 captains of the transport industry here tonight, there are plenty of those people here.”

Bridgestone South Africa forms part of the global Bridgestone family that has been in existence since 1931. Along with its equally popular subsidiary, Firestone, and a host of strategic partners, the company is a South African leader in the tyre industry.

Fitting the correct tyre can ensure reduced fuel consumption, increased reliability, safety and cost efficiency, and because of this Bridgestone always endeavours to offer transporters the perfect tyre to suit their needs. To guarantee that their tyres function optimally, Bridgestone offers customers tyre solutions specifically designed for truck-tractors and trailers, and on-road and off-road applications. In addition, customers are given expert advice on tyre selection to ensure that operators get the most out of their tyres.

The finalists in this category were Bridgestone, Dunlop, Goodyear, Firestone and Michelin.

Maxiprest Tyres, a provider of tyre management solutions to the commercial vehicle industry, was selected as this year’s winner of the Focus on Excellence Award for Best Supplier of Tyre Services.

The company is a strategic partner of both Bridgestone and Firestone.  Maxiprest manufactures over 250 000 high quality retreads for trucks and buses each year through its unique compressed tread system.

The finalists in the Best Supplier of Tyre Services category were Maxiprest Tyres, TrenTyre, Tirepoint, Tyres 2000 and Supa Quick Auto Centres.

Bridgestone South Africa was also a finalist in the Focus on Excellence Award for Best Corporate Social Investment Programme.

Julio Fava, general manager producer sales of Bridgestone SA (centre) receives the Focus on Excellence best tyre award from Brian Riley, CEO of WesBank (left), and Herman Erdmann, chairman of the Tyre Dealers and Fitment Centre Association (TDAFA).
Julio Fava, general manager producer sales of Bridgestone SA (centre) receives the Focus on Excellence best tyre award from Brian Riley, CEO of WesBank (left), and Herman Erdmann, chairman of the Tyre Dealers and Fitment Centre Association (TDAFA).

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