Michelin Solutions Awarded Three-Year Contract Renewal by Lothian
Lothian will continue to use Michelin tyres after the one of the largest municipal bus companies in the UK opted to renew a three-year EFFITIRES™ contract with Michelin solutions.
The new agreement sees Michelin solutions supply, fit and manage tyres across Lothian’s fleet of more than 800 single and double-deck buses. This fleet is used to operate more than 70 services in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas of Midlothian and East Lothian.
Michelin solutions will manage all Michelin tyres through a multi-life process including regrooving and retreading. This supports Lothian’s own environmental targets by extracting the maximum performance from every tyre on its fleet, in turn reducing raw material usage.
Stewart Pooley, Sales Manager Bus & Coach at Michelin solutions, explains: “Lothian is a very progressive fleet and they know precisely what they want from a strategic supplier – everything we do for them is geared around maximising safety and guaranteeing mobility.”
As Michelin solutions’ largest regional bus customer, Lothian specifies Michelin tyres as original equipment on all new vehicles joining its fleet. This ensures they can enjoy the same long-lasting tyre performance across all assets, minimising wheel interventions and boosting performance.