European Metal Recycling Extends ATSE Contract to Scotland
ATS Euromaster has extended its contract with Europe’s largest metal recycler, European Metal Recycling, into Scotland to include a fleet of 15 commercial vehicles acquired through recent acquisitions. Like the company’s Salford-based fleet, these trucks will benefit from daily tyre inspections carried out by mobile service vans from ATS Euromaster’s truck centre in Bellshill.
Craig Fisher, European Metal Recycling’s Transport Manager for the North West and Scotland, said: “Our fleet operates across 70 sites in the UK where there is a lot of scrap metal, so daily inspections to check the condition of tyres ensures that the fleet is always ready for work the following morning. It has also helped to reduce our tyre related breakdowns at the roadside by 25 per cent, which equates to a huge saving in unexpected vehicle downtime,” he adds.
European Metal Recycling’s tyre policy is to fit premium Michelin tyres, which can then be regrooved and remoulded by ATS Euromaster in line with Michelin’s Four Lives tyre policy. Encore tyres manufactured by Michelin are also fitted to the second-steer and drive axles of some vehicles in the fleet, which ranges from 18 to 44 tonners, and includes a mixture of tractor units, hooklifts and skip-loaders.
European Metal Recycling handles 6 million tonnes of ferrous and 600,000 tonnes of non ferrous metal in the UK each year, first appointed ATS Euromaster on a trial basis in 2007 to demonstrate how a fully-managed tyre policy with daily fleet inspections could help reduce expenditure on tyres, and now supports approximately 100 trucks and 40 trailers.