Bridgestone Appoints Zantrak as Iraq Distributor

By John Lee.

Tyre-maker Bridgestone has announced today that it has appointed Zantrak International s.a.l. as its first sole distributor in the Republic of Iraq.

Under this agreement, Zantrak International will exclusively distribute Bridgestone brand tires and tubes in Iraq for trucks and buses, light trucks and passenger cars as well as for industrial, motorcycle and agricultural use.

The new distributorship will further strengthen Bridgestone’s business in Iraq, an identified growth market for the company, by increasing its ability to offer high quality products and services to the country.

Shoichi Sakuma, President of Bridgestone Middle East & Africa, said:

“Iraq is a key Middle East growth market for Bridgestone we are delighted to partner with Zantrak International to support the expansion of our marketing and sales activities ... We are confident that Zantrak International will deliver strong sales across Iraq as a result of its commitment to excellence and its extensive nationwide presence.”

Khalil Zantout, Chairman & General Manager of Zantrak International s.a.l, thanked Sakuma for the trust that BSMEA has placed in Zantrak International and said:

“We are proud to partner with BSMEA to be the first distributor for Bridgestone tyres and tubes in Iraq. We look forward to working closely with Bridgestone to achieve results and to operate as an effective distributor by developing a robust customer base for the brand in our market.”

(Source: Bridgestone)

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