Apollo Vredestein Becomes FTA’S ‘Van Excellence’ Newest Partner

Karl Naylor, Apollo Vredestein UK Country Manager.
Apollo Vredestein has been revealed as a partner to FTA’s Van Excellence scheme. The scheme which is an innovative initiative designed to recognise excellence within the commercial vehicle sector and improve operational standards.

Apollo Vredestein’s light commercial product range, which exceeds van fleets’ performance and road safety requirements goes hand in hand with the FTA’s Van Excellence philosophy of providing operators with appropriate guidelines, services and products.

Karl Naylor, Apollo Vredestein UK Country Manager, points out: “With the technical knowledge and focus on R&D that comes from being one of the oldest tyre manufacturers in Europe, Apollo Vredestein is particularly well-placed to put its considerable expertise at the disposal of Van Excellence operators.”

Naylor continued, “we fully support the programme’s aim to revolutionise commercial vehicle operators’ professional approach to road safety and practice. With significant growth in the use of smaller commercial vehicles, due to online purchasing and increased demand for frequent and rapid deliveries, the industry needs to apply the same approach we have taken with HGV tyres to managing the performance and safety of van tyres.”    

“With its focus on quality, performance, safety and innovation, Apollo Vredestein is perfectly positioned to become the latest partner in our Van Excellence scheme,” said Mark Cartwright, Head of Vans, FTA. “The scheme strives to improve standards and increase compliance within the van sector, and we’re delighted the team at Apollo Vredestein recognises the invaluable service it provides and is so eager to offer its support.”

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.

Contact: richard.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

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