Apollo Vredestein named Medi 4 tyre supplier
Following long-term testing with Vredestein Quatrac 5 and Comtrac 2 all-season tyres, Medi 4 Ambulance Services Ltd. has selected Apollo Vredestein as its tyre supplier of choice. Announcing its new role, Apollo Vredestein comments that its tyres easily proved to be the “perfect choice” for the pre-hospital patient care and transport solutions provider’s fleet, for which “safety and the ability to perform adequately in all weathers is paramount.”
“We tested handling, mileage and braking performance to ensure that Vredestein’s tyres met our strict requirements, and were won over by the results,” said Darren Erb-Smith, senior operations manager at Medi 4. “The tyres’ lighter compound makes their use around five per cent more fuel-efficient. This was important to us, as carbon reduction and environmental concerns have an impact on contracts.”
The Medi 4 fleet includes a diverse range of vehicles such as Volvo rapid response cars, Fiat Ducato HDU and Renault Master A&E ambulances, and Land Rover off-road vehicles. Like all ambulance services, these need highly reliable tyres to fulfil their function quickly and safely.
“It is part of our fleet growth strategy to target Blue Light fleets by offering a period of trial to prove that Apollo Vredestein’s tyres are most suitable in terms of both cost-reduction and maximum performance,” comments Ricky Mitchell, Apollo Vredestein sales manager – Fleet & Lease UK. “This is a great start to our plan to support emergency services across the UK with tyres which are reliable and safe in all circumstances.”