SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Bridgestone North Latin America, BS-LAN, through its subsidiary Bridgestone Costa Rica, announced the opening of the first “Bridgestone Store”, located at the financial and commercial corridor of the ‘zona metro of San Juan‘. With the opening of the “Bridgestone Store” Puerto Rico adds the 7th Service Center of Family Channel in the island, which reinforces the importance and the strategic growth of the Puerto Rican market for the BS-LAN region.
The “Bridgestone Store” has modern facilities and high technology equipment. The Puerto Rican consumers will have a personalized service and will be attended by qualified staff in a comfortable environment for the costumers. The main benefits and competitive advantages of the new Service Center are related to a full line-up of high-performance tires for cars and trucks, the acquiring of quality products and services, and specialized service in large facilities in a space of 3,685 cubic meters and the efficient attention and assistance for their vehicles.
High profile individuals such as Daniel Benvenuti, President and Director of Bridgestone in North Latin America; Erick Herrera, Bridgestone Country Manager in Costa Rica; Roger Hidalgo, Bridgestone Sales Director; amongst other special guests and clients, were present during last year’s opening ceremony on April 23rd.
“In Bridgestone we feel very proud to launch this important Service Center in Puerto Rico. This country represents the largest market in Central America and the Caribbean, which is why we’re making sure our mission of giving our society quality services through the surge of positive buying experiences and the introduction of new technologies and innovations that have placed us as the leaders in the tire market worldwide.” Daniel Benvenuti comments.
Additionally, Erick Herrera tells us the following: “Puerto Rico has a large vehicle pool/fleet in the HP (High Performance) and UHP (Ultra High Performance) segments. With the inauguration of this Service Center, we hope to increase the market participation and maintain the growth that positions us as the most important company in the country and in the region.”
This new Service Center will offer mechanical tuning service, changing of distribution bands, repair and setting of water bombs, and renewal of oxygen sensors and dampers. Furthermore, it will offer checking, replacing and adjusting of brakes, suspension, verification of accumulators, sale and installment of tires, alignment, balance, oil change, basic mechanics and preventive/basic services and maintenance.
The “Bridgestone Store” Service Center is located at 1141 F.D. Roosevelt St., San Juan, Puerto Rico. It will have customer service of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Correa Tires Distributor, one of the largest and most important of the island, will be the business partner in charge of distribution. Correa is a rooting company in Puerto Rico, founded in 1978. It started its operation re-moulding/retreading/rubberizing passenger and van tires. As distributors, they handle Rubber and Service Centers, and commercial, industrial, agriculture and government sectors.
With the opening of this new Service Center, Bridgestone will increase the economic flow to the population, bring the latest, most advanced technology to the users, provide high competitiveness inside the market, and thus, reassuring the company’s commitment towards its clients and continuing to provide the best available products and services.
About Bridgestone Costa Rica, S.A.:
Bridgestone Costa Rica S.A. (BSCR) is a subsidiary which is a part of the business unit in Bridgestone Latin America, BS-LAN, and simultaneously, a subsidiary of the Bridgestone Latin America Tire Division (BATO LA) and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM), based in Nashville, Tennessee. BSCR was established and it built its first tire in 1967 at the Ribera of Belen, in the Heredia province. The company employs 1000 collaborators and manufactures passenger tires, light truck radial tires; buses and trucks and agricultural tires. BSCR has under its responsibility the sales of Central America and the Caribbean Isles, and it supports the operations of sales in North America and South America.