Uniroyal Brand to be Supplied Exclusively through Bandvulc Group

BVF1RST, the wholesale arm of the Bandvulc Group are now the exclusive supplier of the Uniroyal truck tyre brand across the UK. Uniroyal, a Continental brand, benefits from premium truck tyre technology. Over many years, the brand has developed a reputation for performance and safety. Bandvulc Group is one of the leading UK fleet management service providers and independent truck tyre retreaders, and was acquired as am owned subsidiary of Continental UK Group Holdings in July 2016.

Building on this, throughout 2016 a new generation of tyres has been introduced. These meet the modern day needs of transport companies and provide consistent performance and safety for regional applications and long-distance routes. The new steer axle FH 40, drive axle DH 40 and trailer axle TH 40 tyres offer increased mileage, wet performance and reduced rolling resistance over predecessors.

Patrick O’Connell, Managing Director of Bandvulc Group, said ‘Our partnership with Continental has opened up a number of new opportunities. Uniroyal has a strong heritage and a great range of tyres with proven performance. It makes a lot of sense for the Group to distribute, manage and control the supply of Uniroyal in the UK, especially as we have established distribution operations across the UK.”

O’Conells added; “In addition to wholesaling the full Uniroyal range to commercial tyre service providers across the UK, we have also started to specify and fit Uniroyal tyres to our existing fleet portfolio managed through BVPLUS+.”

Thanks to a newly developed tread design, Uniroyal’s new tyre portfolio for combined regional distribution and long-haul transport, offers better mileage and decentsafety on wet roads, a characteristic that is very much in keeping with the tradition of the Uniroyal brand.

The bead of the carcass has been reinforced for increased durability, while the optimised cord density means that the tyres can withstand changing loads and the special inner liner prevents gradual loss of pressure. Uniroyal’s steer axle tyres are designed to have a higher Load Index, and are therefore suitable for Euro 6 vehicles.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

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