DENVER, CO, April 10, 2014 – Virtela, an NTT Communications company, today announced a four-year extension of its managed network services contract with TBC Corporation (TBC), one of North America’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires. TBC’s family of brands includes Tire Kingdom Service Centers®, Merchant’s Tire & Auto Service Centers®, NTB Tire & Service Centers®, Big O Tires®, Midas®, and SpeeDee Oil Change and Auto Service®.
Key to Virtela’s selection for this contract extension was a commitment to strong ongoing performance at TBC while delivering next generation enterprise networking solutions that improve the customer experience across the company’s more than 800 retail stores throughout the U.S.
“Virtela differentiates itself by going the extra mile for its clients and partners such as TBC and our unique technology platforms and ongoing support enables them to focus on their core businesses,” said Ron Haigh, president of Virtela.
TBC has a true focus on providing quality products and services and leveraging advanced technologies to further streamline operations, enhance customer satisfaction, and rapidly meet changing business requirements.
About TBC Corporation
Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, TBC Corporation (TBC) is one of North America’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires through a multi-channel strategy. The Company is a wholesale supplier to independent regional tire retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. TBC’s wholesale group operates Carroll Tire, a regional tire wholesale distributor servicing independent tire dealers across the United States. Additionally, TBC’s retail group operates more than 2,700 franchised and company-operated tire and automotive service centers under the brands Tire Kingdom Service Centers®, Merchant’s Tire & Auto Service Centers®, NTB Tire & Service Centers®, Big O Tires®, Midas®, and SpeeDee Oil Change and Auto Service®.
Virtela Technology Services Incorporated, an NTT Communications company, is the smart alternative for enterprise networking and virtualized IT services. Recognized by more than 100 awards for outstanding service innovation, the company delivers services via its Virtualized Overlay Network and Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) platform, which enables the transition of branch office networking and security services to the cloud. Virtela gives enterprises the benefit of “asset-light” software-defined networking that delivers up to 80% cost savings in upfront capital and 30% savings in ongoing operating expenses.
Virtela’s services suite includes global managed network, security, mobility, application acceleration and IT infrastructure services.
Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with global support centers. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit www.virtela.net.
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