Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas and the largest network of company-owned tire and automotive service centers in the world, had a record year of performance in 2019, delivering both sales and new store growth.
The business, which operates approximately 2,200 retail locations across the U.S. under the brand names Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus, and Wheel Works, expanded its footprint in 2019 by opening a total of 36 new U.S. locations. Combined, the 36 new locations allowed the Company to hire 334 new BSRO employees.
“We’re excited that BSRO was able to add 36 new stores to our retail footprint in 2019, which helped bring new jobs to these areas, as well as serve more customers in the local community,” said Marko Ibrahim, Vice President of Stores, Bridgestone Retail Operations. “We hope to continue the success we had in 2019 this year as we work toward our goal of being the most trusted provider of tire and automotive service in every neighborhood we serve.”
BSRO is scheduled to continue its new store growth in 2020 with plans to open approximately 50 new locations this year, 20 of which are slated to open before the end of March.