Praise all round

Praise all round

Bandag had a head start to this year’s festive season … Its 2014 National Franchise Conference and Gala Awards evening, held at the gorgeous Arabella Hotel and Spa in Hermanus, praised the best of the best of Bandag’s franchisees, while shining the spotlight on some new tread designs …

These include the BDR-HG, suited for long-haul and regional drive applications, featuring shoulder and centre tie bars for increased stability, and the BDV2, with a lighter casing, which is dedicated to the bus and urban delivery markets.

This year’s conference also saw Bandag Southern Africa celebrating a decade of “having locals at the wheel”.

“Long service and loyalty are rare in today’s business environment, but Bandag has historically been privileged to work with a strong and loyal franchise network,” states the company. Long Service Awards handed out this year included:

Bandag Truck Service (BTS) Franchisees: 5 Years:
* Hans Nel Bande – BTS Lichtenburg
* Treadz Tyres – BTS East London
* Verwoerdburg Tyres – BTS Centurion

BTS Franchisees: 10 Years:
* Tyrepro – BTS Windhoek
* Tyre Africa – BTS Pretoria North

Bandag Manufacturing Franchisees: 10 Years:
* Tonway Tyres – Rosslyn
* Thomas Tyres Lowveld – White River
* Nexor Tyres – Pinetown

Praise all roundBandag Manufacturing Franchisees: 15 Years:
Bandauto Beira – Mozambique
Treadmasters – Malawi
Sable Ndola – Zambia

In South Africa:
Longlife Tyres – Greater Durban area
Lombard Tyres – Krugersdorp
Richards Bay Tyres – Richards Bay

Bandag Manufacturing Franchisees: 20 Years:
Bandauto Maputo – Mozambique

Bandag Manufacturing Franchisees: 35 Years:
Swazi Bandag – Swaziland

Bandag Manufacturing Franchisees: 40 Years:
SPBR – Réunion

In South Africa:
Protea Tyres – Ermelo

Bandag Manufacturing Franchisees: 50 Years:
CMC – Mauritius

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