Carlsberg UK renews Michelin PPK tyre contract
Michelin Fleet Solutions has announced the extension of its pence per kilometre tyre contract with Carlsberg UK for an additional 12 months. The deal covers approximately 320 commercial vehicles and 147 urban trailers. The company has been fitting Michelin’s since 2007. The fleet runs on Michelin’s popular E-segment regional tyres for a mix of national, regional and urban operations.
Andrew Davis, Carlsberg UK’s national fleet engineer, says: “Working with Michelin Fleet Solutions enables us to fit Michelin tyres across the fleet, but without the up-front capital expenditure of buying the tyres outright. We simply pay for our tyre usage on a rolling monthly basis, inclusive of all tyre servicing and maintenance. This means we know precisely what our tyre bill will be, based on how far the fleet has travelled.
“This policy offers us the best all-round performance, taking into account fuel-efficiency, reliability, environmental impact and total cost of ownership. Plus it reduces the amount of time we spend managing our own tyres, and means we benefit from expert tyre husbandry and roadside support, 24/7.”
The contract extension means Carlsberg’s fleet will continue to follow Michelin’s “Four Lives” policy, which involves regrooving and remoulding to maximise tyre life. ATS Euromaster carries out all aspects of tyre service work, including routine tyre safety inspections, fitting replacements, repairs, turning tyres on the rim, twinning and regrooving.
Michelin tracks vehicle mileages using Carlsberg’s own web-based fleet management system, which allows it to obtain current fleet lists and mileage returns, as well as dealing with vehicle queries and planning for assets being de-fleeted. The Carlsberg fleet is on the road up to six days a week, supplying beer to pubs, shops and supermarkets across the UK. It supplies wines and spirits alongside its own beer brands.