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Bridgestone India Inaugurates its Fleet Point in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Vijayawada, December 19, 2018:

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Bridgestone India in continuation of growth plans, launched its new Fleet Point (BFP) in India in the transportation hub of Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh. The fleet point outlet was inaugurated by Mr. Kollu Ravindra, Minister for Law and Justice Youth, Sports Amravati, Andhra Pradesh and Mr. Akitomo Takahashi, General Manager, Bridgestone India. The Center has been designed to provide expert services for Truck and Bus Radial Tyre operations and maintenance.

Speaking at the launch of the new outlet, Mr. Akitomo Takahashi said, “We are really thrilled to be in Vijaywada. Bridgestone’s offerings in the TBR segment have been making positive strides consistently and we are glad to offer our services to one of India’s most crucial transportation hubs. Bridgestone’s commitment to Safety and Quality will surely help create a difference in servicing the fleets. Our Bridgestone Fleet Points across India focus on providing excellent after sales and maintenance services along with superior quality manufacturing.”

Adding to his comments, Mr. Sunil Puri, Head of Commercial Tyres Business, Bridgestone Indiasaid, We are excited to expand our base in Andhra Pradesh and launch this Bridgestone Fleet Point at Vijayawada which is a critical transit point connecting two industrial zones of Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam, making this an ideal location for transporters to avail our services. Bridgestone has aggressive plans to be a leading player of Truck Bus Radial Tyre business in India and also for meeting the changing expectations of customers towards total service solutions. With the opening of such centers, we will deliver significant value to our customers which are also in line with our growth plans. The fleet points will also help enhance customer understanding on Bridgestone Radial technology and its benefits in the long run.

The “Fleet Point” has been developed to provide Tyre care, reduce down-time and aims to help commercial vehicle operators to lower their Overall Operating Cost.
Bridgestone Fleet Point is equipped to offer the following services: -
•    Tyre Alignment and Rotation 
•    Inflation Pressure Maintenance 
•    Nitrogen Filling
•    Tyre Repair
•    Technical Advice and Tyre management solutions for fleets 

The Fleet point operates under the name Vijaylaxmi Tyres, located at Plot No 7 Do No: 54-9-35, 100 Feet Road, Jawahar Autonagar, Vijayawada, Krishna District, A. P. 520007. Mr. P. Subash, Deputy General Manager, Bridgestone India Pvt Ltd. and Mr. Sirish Kumar, Regional Sales Manager, Bridgestone India Pvt Ltd. would be responsible for Vijayawada market. Bridgestone Fleet Point upholds the Tyre manufacturer’s retail Identity and Sales in line with its global retail philosophy. 

Currently, Bridgestone has over 30 Commercial Truck, Bus Tyre and Service Centers across India, future plan is to cover all the major transport hubs falling on the National Highways. 

About Bridgestone India:

Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd started its operations in 1996. In March 1998 with the setup of its manufacturing facility in Kheda, Madhya Pradesh, Bridgestone achieved its objective of running Indian manufactured Bridgestone tyres on Indian Roads. It expanded its facilities by setting up one more facility in Chakan, Pune in 2013. In a short stint of more than 20 years, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd has become one of the leading tyre companies in both the OEM & Replacement market.

About Bridgestone Corporation:

Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

In the Asia Pacific region, Bridgestone locates its regional headquarters in Singapore, overseeing the operations of tire production and sales facilities, as well as supplying its products across more than 25 countries in the region. Bridgestone Asia Pacific plays a key role in facilitating this large and growing market as it contributes significantly to the entire Bridgestone Group.

Mr. Akitomo Takahashi (center) inaugurating the new Bridgestone Fleet Point in Vijaywada with Mr. G.N.H Prasad Garu.