Focsa Cleans Up Tyre Policy With Michelin
Waste and environmental management specialist Focsa Services UK has selected an all Michelin policy, and the tyre maker reports this move away from budget brands is increasing tyre life amongst Focsa fleet vehicles and reducing tyre related breakdowns. The Focsa agreement covers it mixed fleet of vehicles, which ranges from vans and road sweepers through to 32 tonne refuse collection vehicles. All are being switched to Michelin tyres following trials at a number of the company’s operating centres.
“The main reason for appointing Michelin is that all of our contracts are in the public sector providing waste management and environmental services, so we have to ensure we deliver a reliable service and meet all legal requirements,” commented Focsa national fleet manager Alan Sherlock. “Our relationship with Michelin not only gives us the reassurance that our fleet is being well served, but also that all tyres are correctly fitted and maintained to the highest possible standard.”
The deal sees a mixture of Michelin new and Remix tyres fitted at five of Focsa’s locations across the UK, with heavy goods vehicles following the company’s complete Four Lives tyre policy to ensure maximum mileage performance. Tyre fitment and maintenance is provided by ATS Euromaster, whose regular fleet inspections include tyre pressure inspections and adjustments to Michelin recommended levels so that longevity is maximised and fuel economy maximised.
“We were impressed with Michelin’s web-based reporting which gives us total cost and budget transparency across the contract, allowing us to observe tyre usage for each vehicle and location, enabling trends to be monitored and any issues which arise to be dealt with quickly,” Sherlock added. “The Michelin policy fits well with our operation and ensures that every asset is running as efficiently and effectively as possible. We expect the new tyres to deliver a range of savings for the business in the coming years.”