CEO Recommends Tyre Retreading Technology Africa News Service, September 10, 2010 Sep 10, 2010 (Vanguard/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) – Mr. Hirotumi Nakamura, the President, Bridgestone BRM Corporation, Saitama, Japan, said Nigeria should embrace the technology of retreadingtyres to conserve the crude oil used for the production. Nakamura made the statement on Wednesday in Saitam, south of Tokyo, when members from UNIDO Delegate Programme, led by Mr Luqman Mamudu, Director of Policy and Planning of National Automotive Council (NAC), visited the factory. He said 60 per cent of crude oil was needed to produce new tyres but with the retreaded ones, half of that would be saved. "If you embrace the technology of retreading, it not only saves costs but also environmentally friendly," he said, cautioning however, that bad roads as well as bad driving could be a major challenge. "If you have paved roads, and the drivers are good, the tyres can last very long," a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria on the delegation quotes him as saying. Nakamura noted that the
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