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The name Bridgestone Tyres is a transposition and translation of the Japanese word ‘ishibashi’ which means ‘stone bridge’ and the origins of Bridgestone lie in the city of Kurume in Japan. Over the years, with several acquisitions, the company has become an international player with global presence. Tyre-Shopper stocks a wide range of radials from Bridgestone. A Proud History The very first tyre to be marketed under the Bridgestone brand was made in the year 1930 in Kurume. The company decided to develop its own tyre making technology based on Japanese techniques and did not incorporate western technologies in its process. Almost devastated after the Second World War, the company managed to sprint back to production and immediately started innovating new technologies to offer its customers better performance with their vehicles. In 1951, it became the first company in Japan to sell rayon cord tyres. By 1959 the company had begun the sale of nylon tyres and gradually expanded operations overseas. Firestone Acquisition In 1988, Bridgestone purchased the American tyre brand Firestone based in Akron Ohio and established presence in the western markets. The company then put considerable efforts and funds into positioning Firestone as a premium car tyre brand in the USA and Europe. Racing Experience By the 1980’s Bridgestone had also shown keen interest in the development of tyres for Formula racing. By the year 1997, the company began supplying tyres for F1 racing and got its first title in the next year itself with McLaren Mercedes. Between the years 2008 and 2010, the Japanese conglomerate was the sole supplier of tyres for Formula one. A Wide Range of Radials Bridgestone offers it’s customers in the United Kingdom a range of tyres including summer, winter and high performance tyres for cars, SUV’s, pickup trucks and construction machines as well as motorcycle tyres. All products incorporate lessons learnt from its extensive participation in motor sport experience in events across the world. Popular Tyres at Tyre-Shopper Bridgestone is one of our best selling brands. The Potenza series by the Japanese company offers users ultra high performance with superior grip and handling. The Potenza S001 features an asymmetric tread with able support for wet and dry surface. The presence of slant grooves facilitates faster evacuation of water to provide increased traction. The shoulder blocks are specially made for offering greater grip during high speed cornering manoeuvres. The Turanza range of tyres made for touring comfort offer stability while driving at high speeds. These radials incorporate several technologies in order to greatly reduce the noise while on the road. Turanza tyres like the T001 also offer low rolling resistance and are eco friendly thus offering the best combination of features for touring vehicles. Buy from Tyre-Shopper At Tyre Shopper, we offer our customers the best possible range of tyres at the cheapest prices possible. To keep true to our lowest price promise, we scan our competitor’s websites every week and ensure that our deals are the best you can get. You can also browse through our website for detailed tyre information and reviews before making your choice. With an award winning dedication to customer service, Tyre Shopper is your best choice for Bridgestone tyres in the UK.
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