07/04/2014

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Bridgestone to acquire hose sales and service company Masthead Industries in the USA

With 34 locations throughout the USA and one in Mexico, the acquisition of Masthead Industries will enable Bridgestone to create additional value in hose operations by providing a timely supply of high-quality hoses to a wider range of customers while also offering support through specialised services. Masthead Industries currently operates hose sales and service stores known as HosePower. The company has established an excellent service system capable of meeting the needs of a wide range of customers such as end-users, OEM and those conducting mining activities. The agreement is a natural evolution for the two companies which have worked together since the original establishment of Masthead Industries in 1990. Bridgestone began producing hoses in 1937. Today, the company primarily deals in the hydraulic hoses used in construction machinery and factories, which it manufactures and assembles at eight locations in the world. In addition to supplying to machinery manufacturers, Bridgestone is expanding sales of replacement hoses to end-users while developing a mining solutions business.

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