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Nichola Randall, fleet manager – Bridgestone UK

Nissan has signed a deal with tyre company Bridgestone to supply Primastar vans.

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, selected the Nissan Primastar to join its fleet of LCVs providing fleet inspection and tyre replacement services -in particular for First Group, Britain’s biggest bus operator running almost 8,000 vehicles.

Nichola Randall, manager responsible for fleet vehicles at Bridgestone UK, said: “The three Nissan Primastars are used by the regional technicians who support the Bridgestone UK Bus Operations Team.

“The role of the regional technician is to offer cover and support to the UK-wide team of technicians while the vehicles will be used to carry light equipment for electronic fleet inspections and heavyweight equipment such as tyres and wheels.

“When making a choice of new vans for the fleet, we found the Primastar SE to have the best specification for the price, as well as being appropriate for the job.”

Nissan’s fleet sales director, Barry Beeston, says: “The Primastar is a great match for Bridgestone’s requirements, enabling them to transport various items of equipment, whilst providing a high level of flexibility. The Primastar’s high specification, including Bluetooth and reverse parking sensors combined with competitive leasing rates, low maintenance costs and excellent residual values provides a strong solution for the business user.”

The Primastar vans will be located at Bridgestone depots in Suffolk, Leicestershire and South Wales.