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Bridgestone : " We have to concentrate on radialisation as much as possible. "

Business Published the 01/02/2010

The world's largest tyre-and-rubber-maker, with nearly 30% market share in the passenger cars radial tyre segment, wants to strengthen its position in the commercial vehicle market.

"We have to concentrate on radialisation as much as possible. Our aim is to first consolidate our position in the passenger car market and then move on to commercial vehicles,"says Vaibhav Saraf, Bridgestone India Senior Deputy General Manager.

The difference between radial tyres and traditional ones, is that traditional tyres use nylon threads, while radial tyres use steel wires. Radial tyre use is increasing rapidly among car, truck and bus manufacturers.

Radial tyres boost mileage significantly, reducing fuel bills up to 10%.