Bridgestone has announced the opening of a new tyre service centre in Port Hedland to service the mining port town and  the Pilbara region.

The Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland is part of the company’s nation-wide retail channel offering  4×4, SUV and passenger car tyres as well as truck and bus radials  and the company claims its is the region’s flagship commercial try outlet.

The tyre centre was officially opened earlier this week  by Bridgestone Australia national commercial manager, Geoff May and Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland store owners James and Lynda Hagan,  and the company says  it is further proof of its investment in both its network and its franchisee business partners.

The Pilbara store is able to accommodate undercover drive-through access for quad-road trains and Bridgestone Australia managing director, Andrew Moffatt, says the Port Hedland store highlights the company’s commitment to bolstering both its commercial and retail networks.

“The Pilbara is a unique market and the measures we have implemented in the new Bridgestone Service Centre are a clear demonstration of Bridgestone’s commitment to delivering superior service to our customers,” Mr Moffatt said.

“We worked with our local franchisee to identify what was needed to ensure we can deliver the best experience for all of our customers in Port Hedland and beyond, and together we developed this flagship store for the region.”

The opening is the third major commercial hub launch for Bridgestone in the past year following the launch of company owned and run stores at Hume in Canberra and the Barossa Valley near Adelaide.

Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland also complements the off-the-road (OTR) and mine site focused offerings of the nearby Pilbara Mining Solution Centre opened six months ago by Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia.

“Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland is positioned to accommodate everything from the daily driver through to quad-road trains, allowing the Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia site to focus on mining specific requirements,” Mr Moffatt added.

The franchisee at Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland and owner of MG Tyres James Hagan said  the new facility is designed to deliver on customer needs.

“We are looking forward to working with Bridgestone Australia and Bridgestone Mining Solutions into the future. The future is very exciting for Port Hedland and the Pilbara,” Mr Hagan said.