Bandag dealer network expands in Australia and New Zealand

By: Chris Smith


Bandag Manufacturing last week announced a significant expansion of the existing network in New Zealand with the conversion of three

Bandag Manufacturing last week announced a significant expansion of the existing network in New Zealand with the conversion of three Bridgestone New Zealand factories to Bandag.

New Zealand customers are currently well serviced by two Independent Bandag Franchises; C.O Tyres and Tyre Retreaders.

These well established Bandag franchises have helped Bandag grow in New Zealand and continue to enhance the reputation that Bandag has in the market place.

In the latter part of 2008, Bridgestone’s three retread factories in Auckland, Rotorua and Christchurch will be refitted with state-of-the-art Bandag retread equipment and the current retread process systems will be streamlined. The net result of this will be an enhanced network providing quality retread tyres and services.

Bandag’s National Marketing and Sales Manager, Greg Nielsen said "This is a positive move for the New Zealand retread market. The business model that is developing in New Zealand consists of a network of Bandag Franchised Dealers and Bridgestone for the benefit of the road transport industry."

The Bandag network in Australia has also recently expanded with the addition of a new franchise in Hobart, Tasmania. The final commissioning of the new Bandag factory is now complete and it is operating successfully.

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