Andrew Page praises Michelin mileage
An in-house test conducted by car parts distributor Andrew Page is said to be responsible for the company’s decision to make Michelin its first choice tyre fitment. The tests reportedly showed that Michelin tyres lasted up to 7,000 miles more than other premium brands.
According to a statement released by the tyre maker, Andrew Page monitored 100 of its vans over a 12 month period. After results showed a “significant difference” between premium brands, fleet manager Matthew Hanwell recommended all branch managers fit Michelin. At present, almost half of the company’s 1,100 vehicles are equipped with Michelin tyres.
“After recently acquiring 30 Camberley Auto Factors branches we now have 93 depots throughout the UK and purchase more than 3,000 tyres a year, so we decided to look at our tyre policy to see if we could reduce our fleet’s operational costs,” explained Hanwell. “Over a one-year period, we recorded the mileage of tyres as we replaced them on a sample of 100 vans.
“When we analysed our data the results showed that Michelin tyres provided the best mileage, lasting an average of 7,000 miles more than the nearest premium competitor,” the fleet manager continued. “In the past we have fitted a selection of mid-range and premium tyres, but the results from our trials mean we are now strongly recommending Michelin to all of our branch managers.”
“We are keen to run the most efficient and eco-friendly fleet possible, and by increasing our fleet’s fitment of Michelin tyres we will achieve significantly more mileage and therefore use fewer tyres, which is better for the environment,” added Hanwell. “And because the Michelin Energy Saver+ has a low rolling resistance the tyres use less fuel, which will also help reduce our carbon emissions and save us money.”
Andrew Guile, Michelin’s key account manager for Andrew Page, said: “Andrew Page is a forward-thinking company and we are pleased we can help them achieve their goal of running a more cost-effective and eco-friendly fleet.”