Suffolk based Bacton Transport, which operates around 100 vehicles, provides a vital range of pallet freight and contract distribution services across the UK and Eire.

After a competitive tendering process, the world’s largest tyre manufacturer demonstrated the value of its Bridgestone Partner network and Total Tyre Care package of fleet support.

The pence-per-kilometre (PPK) agreement was struck with Bacton Transport and their preferred service partner K&M Tyres who were already a long standing Bridgestone Partner and comfortable with the network and total tyre care package of fleet support that Bridgestone offer.

The announcement is seen as yet another major success story for Bridgestone, adding weight to its belief that close working relationships are as equally integral to the premium tyre products themselves.

Bridgestone’s Total Tyre Care package for commercial fleet operators underpins its long-term aim to offer more miles on the road per-tyre than its competitors and was a key factor in the eventual decision.

Meanwhile, the Bridgestone Partner service network was also been cited as a major factor in Bridgestone’s year of commercial fleet successes.

Bridgestone Partner is comprised of hundreds of respected tyre dealers who will guarantee the highest level of service to fleets and its mission statement is to provide joined-up, strategic partnerships to maximise the life of each and every tyre fitted.

Bridgestone’s commercial sales director Greg Ward said: “This really is a fantastic fleet gain to add to Matthew Warren’s growing fleet portfolio and a wonderful achievement for Bridgestone.

“Not only were we able to extol the virtues of our range of premium products – which are amongst the very best in the commercial tyre world – but we were able to offer a holistic package of tyre support, which can influence a huge number of other cost factors such as fuel, repair and downtime.

The news offers further proof that Bridgestone’s commercial offering is resonating with more and more companies, with a host of high-profile fleet retention and new business successes under its belt in 2015.

As well as Downton’s decision to extend its agreement with Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre manufacturer also celebrated recent fleet wins with CM Downton, Axis, Translink, First Bus, Kingsferry Coaches, L.E. Jones and Arla in 2015.

Bacton Transport’s said: “Bridgestone really did impress us from the moment we met the team.

“They promised a level of care and support that really resonated with us, along with a sense of reassurance that we will be in safe hands, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

“This clearly means a lot to a business of our size. We look forward to working with the Bridgestone team.”