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Nissan bag four-year Bridgestone deal

By Kyle Linsay
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 10:00

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DEAL: Bridgestone to bag NV200 vans

Nissan are to provide commercial vehicles to tyre manufacturer Bridgestone after signing a new four-year deal.

The agreement – which sees Nissan initially provide seven NV200 vans – follows a large contract win by Bridgestone with Ulsterbus, the Northern Irish public transport operator.

All vans will be used across Northern Ireland, driven by trained Bridgestone tyre technicians and contain state-of-the-art equipment allowing portable tyre inspections from any remote location.

Technicians will also be moving tyres and fitting equipment to the Ulsterbus fleet using their vans as mobile service units.

Each Bridgestone-liveried Nissan NV200 is expected to cover 20,000miles a year and will be fitted with internal plylining to increase its durability.

Nichola Randall, Fleet Manager at Bridgestone, said: “The initial driver response to the new vans has been great.

“With a combination of strong and reliable performance and generous storage space, our technicians will be able to deliver an efficient and high quality service to Ulsterbus across the country.”

Barry Beeston, Corporate Sales Director at Nissan, added: “These vans will be covering a lot of miles across Northern Ireland making the NV200 the ideal van for any business requiring comfortable and reliable transport.

“We now look forward to supporting Bridgestone over the years to come as their contract business continues to grow.”

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