Bibby Distribution has placed its tyre management and supply contract with Bandvulc for a third consecutive time.
Contract Renewal Success for Bandvulc
The tyre retread specialist, now part of Continental Tyres, had successfully completed two three-year contracts and has now secured the third. The arrangement covers around 500 trucks and 1,500 trailers currently on the Bibby fleet, around half of which are supplied on varying lease and hire arrangements direct with manufacturers or rental companies.
Adam Purshall, Head of Fleet & Procurement at Bibby, said, “We have three simple priorities when it comes to tyre management: safety, performance – both of tyres and management processes – and whole-life costs. We are content that in the past six years, covering their first two contracts with us, Bandvulc has ticked all these boxes and more. We operate out of 45 sites across the UK, so a key part of continuing Bandvulc’s provision of services was that their customer support network profile very closely matches our own. With the large number of vehicles involved and the intensity of their operations, it is vital to have a service and support we can genuinely rely on, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
The tyres fitted to the Bibby fleet are Bandvulc’s premium products, designed specifically for maximum safety, low wear and all-weather performance on regional distribution work. Their BD08 tyre is fitted to all drive axles, with their BT08 super-singles fitted to trailers. Steer axles on the fleet are catered for by Continental’s Uniroyal brand, all supplied and managed through the Bandvulc operation. The Bibby contract is monitored by Bandvulc against parameters set in the Conti360° Fleet Services programme. This covers such things as: tyre choice and correct tyre fitment; regular inspections to ensure best tyre safety and performance; a tyre breakdown service to get vehicles back on the road with minimum downtime; a complete used casing service of collection, inspection, purchasing, retreading and/or proper disposal; and a regular analysis of tyre-related data to show potential for tyre-related cost savings.