Apr 25, 2016 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

Bridgestone and Correa Tire Distributors Celebrated the Opening of the First “Bridgestone Store” in Puerto Rico

New Bridgestone Store in Puerto Rico

We are proud to celebrate the opening of this important service center in Puerto Rico, a country which represents the largest market in Central America and the Caribbean.

Daniel Benvenuti, President of Bridgestone Latin America North, BS-LAN

The New Service Center will offer a comprehensive suite of services in a single location, including tires, automotive services and auto parts. The new store will be the seventh specialized center in Bridgestone’s Family Channel network on the island.

Bridgestone Latin America North, BS-LAN, through its subsidiary in Costa Rica, and in alliance with Correa Tire Distributors, announced the opening of the first Bridgestone Store located in the financial commercial corridor in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The new Bridgestone Store is the seventh service center in the company’s network of Family Channel stores on the island, and enhances the importance and strategic growth of the Puerto Rican market in the region.

The Bridgestone Store counts with state-of-the-art facilities with the latest technology in equipment, offering customers personalized services by qualified personnel, in a comfortable place. The main benefits and competitive advantages of new the Service Center are a complete line up of High-Performance tires for passenger and SUVs, with high quality and first class services, available in a 3,685 sq. m facilitie that ensures prompt service and assistance for our clients’ vehicles.

The opening ceremony was held on Saturday, April 23rd, and was presided by Daniel Benvenuti, President of Bridgestone Latin America North, and Josué Correa, President of Correa Tire Distributors; whom, accompanied by Erick Herrera, Country Manager, Bridgestone Costa Rica; Roger Hidalgo, Director of Sales, Bridgestone Costa Rica; among other special guests and customers.

"At Bridgestone, we are proud to celebrate the opening of this important service center in Puerto Rico, which represents the largest market in Central America and the Caribbean region. Through the establishment of positive purchase experiences and the development of innovative technology that strengthens our position as worldwide leader in tire manufacturing, we are following our mission to servinge society with superior quality,,”  said Daniel Benvenuti, President of Bridgestone Latin America North, BS-LAN.

Meanwhile, Josué Correa, President of Correa Tire Distributors stated during the ceremony that, "We are committed to creating a new standard of services in the tire industry, investing to continue to provide Puerto Ricans with the highest quality products and services within a very innovative model."

Correa Tires Distributor, one of the largest importers on the island, is Bridgestone’s tires distribution business, and  is an established company in Puerto Rico, founded in 1978, when it began its retreading operations of passenger and light truck tires. As a distributor, it also sells tires to the commercial, industrial, agricultural and government sectors.

For Bridgestone, the new store is very meaningful for Puerto Rico as it is a growing market. "This area represents the largest vehicle fleet in the HP (High Performance) and UHP (Ultra High Performance) segments. With the opening of this Service Center we aim to increase market share and sustain our growth as the most important tire company in the country and the region," said Erick Herrera, Country Manager of Bridgestone Costa Rica.

The new service center provides tuning, mechanical services, change of distribution belts, water pumps composure, change of oxygen sensors and dampers. In addition, the service center also offers brakes replacement and adjustment, suspensions, battery verification, sale and installation of tires, alignment, balancing, oil change, and preventive maintenance.

The new Bridgestone Store is located at 1141 F. D. Roosevelt, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.