BUSINESS IN SHORT

Bridgestone opens sales centre in Slovakia

THE JAPANESE tyre-maker Bridgestone says it intends to set up a new commercial branch, Bridgestone Slovakia. The company also announced new commercial branches in Romania and Latvia, the SITA newswire reported. According to Bridgestone Europe, the company's European arm and the official founder of the new branches, these will be responsible for sales and marketing activities in the respective countries and will also focus on improving services to clients.

THE JAPANESE tyre-maker Bridgestone says it intends to set up a new commercial branch, Bridgestone Slovakia. The company also announced new commercial branches in Romania and Latvia, the SITA newswire reported. According to Bridgestone Europe, the company's European arm and the official founder of the new branches, these will be responsible for sales and marketing activities in the respective countries and will also focus on improving services to clients.

The vice-president of Bridgestone Europe for sales and marketing, Gerry Duffy, said Bridgestone's sales in Romania, Slovakia and the Baltic states have shown considerable growth recently. The time is ripe, he said, for further market expansion, for boosting the company's position and for improving services to company clients and users. The newly-established branches should start operation on July 1 this year.

Bridgestone Slovakia will be the company's first branch dedicated to the Slovak market. Currently, Bridgestone provides sales support and services to Slovakia from its branch in Vienna.

Top stories

Politics & society

Court acquits cops in Roma abuse case

THE KOŠICE District Court declined to admit a video in which police officers at Košice-South station bullied and humiliated Roma boys in March 2009 as evidence and acquitted the police February 27. 

04. Mar 2015
International

Slovakia will pay €70 million for EU presidency

HUNDREDS of people will get a commemorative coin, a scarf and a tie at the events organised during Slovakia’s presidency over the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2016.

03. Mar 2015
International

Slovaks view Russia as biggest potential threat

RUSSIA is the country that could pose the biggest threat to Slovakia and real Slovaks must speak Slovak according to a recent Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) survey released March 3, the TASR newswire reported.

04. Mar 2015
Business

No risk of a gas crisis for Slovakia

The approaching end of the winter and remaining natural gas stocks mean Slovakia looks poised to finish this heating season without any major problems in spite of a renewed Russo-Ukrainian dispute over gas supplies.

03. Mar 2015