Bandvulc Recognised at Western Morning News Business Awards

Bandvulc at Western Morning News Business Awards

Ivybridge-based retreader Bandvulc has been recognised at this year’s Western Morning News Business Awards after being selected as a finalist for the Environmental and Sustainability Award

Bandvulc Reach Finals of Local Business Awards

A finalist’s trophy was presented to Bandvulc’s team during an exclusive awards ceremony in Exeter, which celebrates innovative businesses from across Devon and Cornwall. To be in with a chance of winning the Environmental and Sustainability Award, judges sought out companies that were working to achieve an environmentally conscious operation. The businesses also needed to demonstrate that they had steps in place to reduce carbon emissions, implement sustainable working and maximise energy efficiency.

As part of its submission, Bandvulc was able to highlight its department-wide ‘zero to landfill’ policy, as well as its ability to save 30kg of rubber, 20kg of steel and 60kg of COon every retreaded tyre it produces.

Bandvulc has also reduced the number of solvents it uses, in favour of water-based products. Plans are being drawn up to add to the existing solar technology, which already contributes to powering the site and machinery. Employees are encouraged to take waste materials, such as disused wooden pallets, home for use in DIY projects.

Justin Holloway, Quality and Environmental Manager at Bandvulc, said: “We’re delighted to have made it as a finalist against stiff competition from a number of similarly innovative companies. The whole business of retreading is based upon the recycling of tyre casings, so we are passionate advocates for sustainable business practices. Although we didn’t take the top prize, our position as a finalist is still a result of lots of hard work by every Bandvulc employee to embrace and deliver against our environmentally focused policies, and we’re all proud to have been recognised locally for our efforts”.

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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