Michelin welcomes K&M Tyres as Exelagri partner
K&M Tyres is the newest member of Michelin’s Exelagri dealer partnership programme. The Suffolk-based business gained this status after passing an independent 48-point quality audit that looked at key aspects of its operation, and as an Exelagri partner it has pledged to offer an extensive range of Michelin agricultural sector products and services, 24/7 breakdown support, quality tyre repairs, wheel alignment checks and the ability to fit tyres both on-site and in the field. Exelagri status also includes a commitment to offering customers a tyre delivery service, backed up by the provision of expert technical advice and aftersales support.
“We’re thrilled to have yet again earned Michelin’s stamp of approval,” comments Mark Bond, director at K&M Tyres. “Having this industry-recognised standard further demonstrates to our customers, who associate Michelin with professionalism, that one of the world’s biggest brands is willing to give us their backing. Customers are also safe in the knowledge that our technicians have the right expertise to ensure they get maximum performance from their agricultural tyres.”
K&M Tyres is no stranger to Michelin Certified Centre (MCC) status, having gained accreditation on the truck side of its operations as part of the Michelin Truck Professional (MTP) network and maintaining this for more than a decade.
“It’s fantastic to welcome K&M Tyres to the Exelagri dealer network,” says Mike Lawton, commercial director of Michelin’s agricultural tyre division. “Holding a second Michelin accreditation is testament to the company’s commitment to providing customers with the best possible service.”
The Michelin Exelagri dealer network was created in 2004 and boasts almost 800 Michelin-selected agricultural tyre specialists across Europe – including 47 in the UK and Republic of Ireland. As part of the programme, Michelin pledges to support its members with tools and services such as City & Guilds accredited training courses.
Established in 2005, K&M Tyres operates in the East Anglia region and offers solutions for both the agricultural and commercial vehicle segments. The company employs six technicians certified for agricultural work and runs a fleet of six mobile service vans. It also offers a 24/7 breakdown service to farmers during peak farming periods, such as harvest.