Bridgestone South Africa

Speedy outlets join our Family

Jan 01, 2005

Speedy Tyre and Exhaust, the fast fitment chain formerly owned by Bosal, has become part of the Bridgestone Firestone family in South Africa and extends the tyre company's countrywide network of retail dealers. BFSA now has the biggest committed distribution network in the industry, with almost 430 dealers offering a dedicated service to the South African motorist.

The Bridgestone Firestone 'big five' now consists of Maxiprest, Autoquip, Quality Tyres, Supa Quick and Speedy. The move widens the scope of Speedy's traditional mainly 'underbody' business of exhaust and shockabsorber replacement and towbar fitment to now include the supply and fitment of the full range of Bridgestone and Firestone tyres.

"The substantial chain of Speedy outlets, currently numbering 80, is a significant addition to Bridgestone Firestone's distribution channel," said Gavin Kockott, managing director of Speedy Tyre and Exhaust. "There is considerable room for growth and we are already appointing new franchisees. We are also working closely with Bosal to retain the historical strengths of the Speedy group, while positioning the new Speedy franchise as an aggressive tyre retailer," Kockott added.

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