Bandag’s Scottish Dealer Caledonian Invest in Refurbishment

One of Bandag’s largest franchise partners in Europe has underlined the strength of the commercial retread tyre market with the grand unveiling a £250,000 refurbishment in Scotland.

Caledonian Tyres, based in Paisley, has put the finishing touches to an extensive refurbishment to position itself as one of the most advanced retread tyre centres in the country, featuring improved factory facilities, new look offices, improved equipment and an eye-catching rebrand of the entire premises.

Caledonian Tyres’ owner Robert Keay said: “The Bandag brand is so strong and it is great to be able to show it off in the best possible light here at Caledonian. The products really are fantastic, so it was vitally important to us to boast a headquarters that matched the quality of the tyres themselves.

“We feel that this £250,000 investment is a fitting commentary on the state of the market too.”

Bridgestone’s Bandag franchise manager Graham Hooper said: “We are really excited on behalf of Robert and his team at Caledonian. Scotland represents a good growth opportunity for us all. It is a large territory and home to some of the UK’s most prestigious fleets. These fleets recognise the excellent performance and environmental value offered by Bandag and if the product continues to perform, then they will keep coming back to Bandag.”

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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