Wholesale tire distributor Max Finkelstein Inc. has added Bridgestone, Firestone and Fuzion to its stable of consumer tire brands.

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC (BATO) will begin distributing passenger and light truck tires to Max Finkelstein effective Dec. 1, 2018.

"The addition of Max Finkelstein as an authorized Bridgestone dealer will strengthen our distribution footprint in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S., and enhance our efforts to get the right tire to the right place with speed and efficiency,” says Brad Booth, BATO's vice president of consumer replacement tire sales in the U.S. and Canada.

"We are honored to partner with yet another one of the most respected manufacturers in our industry," says Ira Silver, Max Finkelstein's CEO and president. "The addition of Bridgestone’s premier products enhances our ability to compete more effectively in the market by providing a broader assortment to our customers."

Max Finkelstein will continue its 95-year-old relationship with Goodyear, it's other Tier 1 tire brand. Here are the other consumer tire brands the company wholesales:

* Dunlop and Kelly (through Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.);

* Pirelli;

* Kumho;

* Kenda;

* Falken and Ohtsu;

* Presa (a Tier 4 tire produced by Maxxis International).

Except for Presa, the company buys its brands direct from the manufacturer.

On the commercial side of the business, Max Finkelstein offers Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly and a mix of Tier 2 and Tier 3 brands. For more information on Max Finkelstein, check out these links:

"Max Finkelstein Adds Falken and Ohtsu Brands."

"Max Finkelstein and Treadmaxx Form Tire Distributors of America."

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