Fleet management embraces tech future

A new generation of technology-enabled products and services is revolutionising tyre management—and creating more profitable, more streamlined fleets. Creating ecosystems is critical to realising the full benefits. By Bridgestone SA As in so many other industry verticals, fleet management is undergoing significant change as new technologies become commercially viable. These technologies are helping to streamline […]

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Safe tyres save budgets and protect lives

Economic pressure is making South African motorists push their tyres much further than the safe threshold of their lifespan, leading to an increase in vehicle accidents. Dries Venter, Technical Manager at Bridgestone South Africa, explains how a multi-agency approach can help personal and business drivers make better decisions to save lives while keeping their costs […]

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Bridgestone announces appointment of new CEO

Bridgestone South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacques Fourie as CEO of the company, effective 1 July 2019. Mr Fourie replaces Gavin Young, who stepped down on 7 June. Mr Fourie has had a distinguished career at Cummins Rocky Mountain, a leading manufacturer of engineering equipment. “We are delighted that an executive […]

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Bridgestone announces resignation of CEO

Bridgestone announces that its CEO, Gavin Young, will be leaving the company on 07 June 2019 to pursue other interests. Mr Young was appointed CEO in June 2016, and during his three-year tenure led a number of important initiatives to drive growth and profitability in Bridgestone’s South African operations. Mr Young made a valuable contribution […]

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Bridgestone widens consumers’ access to their tyre-brands

Tyre manufacture adopts open channel strategy Bridgestone South Africa has announced that its Bridgestone and Firestone branded products will now be available at selected tyre retailers in South Africa. Until now, the manufacturer’s passenger and light truck products have predominantly been available through its own franchise network, Supa Quick. Effective from January 2019, Bridgestone and […]

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Bridgestone South Africa new office construction commences

Bridgestone South Africa laid their branded brick on Friday, to mark the construction of its new head offices in the sought-after Waterfall City development in Midrand. The brick-laying ceremony was attended by Bridgestone SA’s CEO Gavin Young and staff, the developer Abland and owners Pod and Tadvest Commercial who couldn’t contain their excitement with this […]

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Bridgestone South Africa bolsters operations with key appointments

Bridgestone has announced key appointments to strengthen its operations and the implementation of its business strategy.  Sales Yugan Moodley has joined Bridgestone South Africa in the capacity of Sales Director. He brings with him significant experience that spans over 25 years in the industrial sector which among other things, includes creating new business models and […]

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KZN Top-scores in 2016 Bridgestone Tyre check

[caption id="attachment_2682" align="alignright" width="330"]30 bridgestone 4266Ravesh Singh (Bridgestone SA General Manager of KZN), Deante Swarts (Little Miss World 2016) & Keryn Bellars (Supa Quick Kloof)[/caption]Bridgestone South Africa’s third Tyre Safety survey of 2016 took place in mid-June as part of the company’s countrywide tyre safety initiative which has seen tens of thousands of tyres checked for condition and inflation pressure since 2007.

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