DB Distribution Chooses Michelin

Agilis +

DB Distribution has rolled out a full Michelin policy across its 15-strong light commercial vehicle fleet after it was won over by improved tyre life and reduced downtime during a trial.

DB Distribution Go for Agilis+

The fleet supports a contract with FedEx, delivering parcels on a multi-drop route throughout Launceston, Cornwall, for the courier delivery specialist. With no previous tyre policy in place, Michelin invited the customer to take part in a six-month trial of Michelin Agilis+ tyres, one of its dedicated van fitments.

The performance of the Agilis+ tyres exceeded expectations, particularly on tyre wear, reliability and overall robustness. As a direct result the company has now switched to a 100 per cent Michelin Agilis+ policy across its fleet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, supplied and fitted by ATS Euromaster, Launceston.

Rob Berryman, Director at DB Distribution, says: “Having never specified Michelin tyres before, we had no experience of what they were capable of delivering.

“The trial opened our eyes to what we’ve been missing out on. Tread wear has been very even and we’re confident the change in policy will noticeably extend our tyre replacement intervals – we’ll certainly continue to specify Michelin for all our tyre needs.”

Michelin Agilis+ tyres are designed to deliver long lasting performance and offer built-in damage resistance to minimise the risk of tyre-related downtime. They feature eight kerbing protectors to provide protection against sidewall damage – a factor which impressed Berryman.

He adds: “We now benefit from a tyre that promises maximum resistance to damage. Our drivers feel more confident that our vehicles are fitted with the best tyres for the job, particularly given the demands of our multi-drop work.”

DB Distribution was established in 1995 as a parcels delivery company and occupies a 10,000 sq ft warehouse.


About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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