Bridgestone makes strategic investment in Wrench Mobile Vehicle Services and Technology Company
This partnership paves the way for Bridgestone and Seattlebased in Wrench to explore synergies in their service offerings, including linking the 2,200+ automotive service stores owned by Bridgestone’s company to Wrench’s complementary mobile services market. The offerings currently available through the Wrench platform include on-site auto maintenance, roadside and towing access, vehicle aesthetics and Lemon Squad used vehicle inspection service.
âWith the rise of e-commerce and on-demand services, consumer preferences for servicing and servicing cars are changing,â said Brian Goldstine, President of Mobility Solutions, Bridgestone Americas. âWrench, combined with our company-owned retail stores and affiliate dealer partners, will create a truly world-class service platform that will provide consumers with trusted automotive service with increased convenience and flexibility. “
Bridgestone and Wrench will launch their initial integration plans later this year, allowing Bridgestone retail stores to connect to Wrench as a benchmark company. Wrench customers will be able to book advanced vehicle service appointments at their local Firestone Complete Auto Care store, and existing Bridgestone retail customers will also be able to book future mobile service appointments, powered by Wrench.
âWrench offers a state-of-the-art solution by combining convenience with a full range of vehicle maintenance, repair and inspection services,â said Ed Petersen, CEO of Wrench. âOur partnership with Bridgestone will help accelerate the digital transformation of the industry. This allows the two companies to expand our customer offerings, while jointly developing our technologies and expertise in vehicle maintenance.
This investment is an example of Bridgestone’s pursuit of concierge services for personal mobility and fleet customers, which includes the recently launched RESOLV platform for subscription vehicle maintenance, and the tire and tire business. the company’s Firestone Direct mobile services.
For more information about the company, visit BridgestoneAmericas.com.
About Bridgestone Americas, Inc .:
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader in tires and rubber, leveraging its expertise to provide solutions for safe and sustainable mobility. Based at Nashville, Tennessee., Bridgestone Americas employs more than 50,000 people in its global operations. Bridgestone offers a diverse product portfolio of premium tires and advanced solutions backed by innovative technologies, improving the way people around the world move, live, work and play.
About the key:
Wrench is the largest automotive services marketplace in the United States with a mission to make vehicle ownership simple. From pre-purchase pre-purchase inspections to full maintenance and repairs done at the owner’s site, Wrench’s technology platform offers customers up-front pricing, matching with ASE certified technicians, and flexible scheduling. .
Wrench is a private company headquartered in Seattle, WA, with investments from Madrona Venture Group, Tenaya Capital, Vulcan Capital, Bridgestone Americas and Marubeni Corporation. Learn more about www.wrench.com and www.lemonsquad.com.
SOURCE Bridgestone Americas, Inc.