Aldi Claims Tyre Savings
Aldi is fitting Michelin A2 Energy tyres to all vehicles based at its southern distribution centre in Chelmsford, Essex, following a 12 month road test which demonstrated a fuel saving of 2.3 per cent. The trial saw a 38-tonne Scania tractor unit (X268 KON) fitted with Energy tyres, with fuel consumption measured on a weekly basis and compared against figures for the same vehicle over the previous 12 month period.
“The fuel saving was particularly impressive considering the Energy tyres were only fitted to the tractor unit,” says David Pye, Transport Manager at Aldi. “Based on the strength of the results we are now rolling out the fitment of Energy tyres across the fleet, with a projected saving of approximately 5 per cent per vehicle, once the trailers are fitted with Energy tyres too.
Aldi operates a total of 17 Scania tractor units and 25 tri-axle trailers from its distribution centre in Chelmsford, making deliveries to a network of over 41 stores across the South East of England.