Oct 18, 2018 NASHVILLE, TENN.

BSRO acquires Express Tire and Auto Service in Southern California

Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Express Tire and Auto Service (Express Tire), a San Diego-based automotive service network with 20 store locations in Southern California. With more than 2,220 stores and 23,000 employees nationwide, BSRO continues to be the world's largest network of company-owned tire and automotive service centers.

"This acquisition brings trusted neighborhood automotive service and industry-leading tires to more drivers in the greater San Diego area," said Joe Venezia, President, BSRO. "We are excited to welcome more than 200 new tire and automotive specialists to our team and help them cultivate fulfilling careers with Bridgestone. I want to express my sincere appreciation to the BSRO project team who worked hard to finalize the deal and are focused on integrating these stores into our network."

The acquisition of Express Tire is part of the Integrated Consumer Tire Group's strategy to provide customers with increased access to consumer-preferred Bridgestone and Firestone products through both company-owned retail stores and our large and growing independent dealer channel.