Princebuild fleet to roll on Michelin CrossClimate
Construction and property maintenance specialist Princebuild is rolling out Michelin’s CrossClimate+ and Agilis CrossClimate tyres across its entire fleet of 180 cars and vans. The move will ensure its vehicles benefit from traction all year round; the Peterborough-based company made the decision to switch after a meeting with Michelin showed the statistics and improved safety its CrossClimate range of tyres could offer.
The new tyres will be fitted to the fleet’s 60 Renault Mégane and Vauxhall Insignia cars and 120 Renault Trafic and Master vans, as wear dictates. The CrossClimate+ and Agilis CrossClimate are of course Michelin’s latest generation summer tyres that offer full winter capability, and as they’re summer tyres, Michelin says adopting the new policy simple and cost-effective; CrossClimate+ and Agilis CrossClimate tyres can be fitted in pairs on the same axle, avoiding the need to replace all four existing tyres at the same time, as is necessary when moving from summer to winter fitments.
“The safety of our drivers is paramount. We want to make sure they have every confidence in their vehicle no matter what the weather – these new Michelin tyres are proving the ideal solution,” says Jonathan Brown, Fleet and Facilities executive manager at Princebuild. “We hold regular feedback sessions and are constantly hearing praise for the reduced braking distances and improved grip these new tyres are delivering.”
Princebuild anticipates that the CrossClimate+ and Agilis CrossClimate will provide excellent longevity for the 35,000 miles each of its vehicles travel annually, helping to reduce replacement intervals and wheel interventions.
“When faced with unpredictable conditions we now know our fleet will be able to keep running and performance won’t suffer,” Brown adds. “Plus, we’re benefiting from better all-round tyres which we’re projecting will last much longer, so we’re confident of seeing savings on a cost-per-mile basis too.”
Princebuild is a family-run business established in 1971 that operates in the construction industry providing maintenance, insurance and refurbishment services nationwide.