Bridgestone eyes retail growth with UK acquisition

Brussels – Bridgestone Corp. has acquired UK automotive service provider Exhaust Tyres and Batteries Ltd (ETB) in a bid to expand its retail footprint in the country, the Japanese tire maker announced 10 Sept.

Based in Worcester, ETB is a network of service shops in the south-west of the UK and runs 32 locations under the names of Exhaust Tyres Batteries and Britannia Tyres.

Established as a family business 30 years ago, EBT currently employs 265 and claims to have over 10,000 loyal customers a month.

The acquisition,…

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