Tag: Andy Fern

Tyre selection critical to EV performance – Kwik Fit

Tyre selection critical to EV performance – Kwik Fit

10th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The number of plug-in electric cars on UK roads is increasing month-on-month, and the changes to company car benefit-in-kind tax being introduced from April 2020 are expected to see this growth accelerate even more rapidly. Kwik Fit stresses that tyre selection – allied to driving style – is critical to maximising these vehicles’ performance and longevity and minimising fleet costs. The automotive maintenance and repair company posits that premium brands offer the best solution.

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Kwik Fit named sole tyre supplier to SG Fleet UK

27th February 2019 | 0 Comments

A new, three-year contract sees Kwik Fit become sole supplier of tyres and associated products to SG Fleet UK. The arrangement covers more than 13,000 company cars and vans that SG Fleet UK currently has under management.

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Kwik Fit: WLTP will influence wheel and tyre choice

9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The method of determining company car tax in the UK will change in April 2020 when the government switches over to the World Light-duty Test Procedure (WLTP) for measuring CO2 emissions, and Kwik-Fit suggests that the adoption of the WLTP could lead to larger diameter rim and tyre sizes falling out of favour.

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Kwik Fit returns as British Gas tyre supplier

Kwik Fit returns as British Gas tyre supplier

8th January 2018 | 0 Comments

After a gap of some three years, Kwik Fit has regained the contract to exclusively supply a range of tyre-related services to British Gas, which operates one of the UK’s largest owner fleets. Under a new three-year contract, Kwik Fit takes over from ATS Euromaster.

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Kwik Fit lands Lex Autolease’s top award for service

7th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Lex Autolease, the UK’s leading vehicle management and fleet leasing company, named Kwik Fit its Service Provider of the Year at its recent annual Supplier Conference. The honour comes as the two companies celebrate a 20-year sole supply arrangement.

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Alphabet supplier award for Kwik Fit

19th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has won the Fleet Service Provider of the Year title at fleet leasing expert Alphabet GB’s inaugural ‘Supplier Award’.

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Michelin claims mileage advantage over leading competitor tyre brands

Michelin claims mileage advantage over leading competitor tyre brands

12th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Trials carried out by the DEKRA Automobile Test Centre in Germany on behalf of Michelin indicates this brand of summer tyre lasts an average of nearly 5,000 miles longer than the average mileage for a group of well-known competitor brands. Andy Fern, head of Fleet at Michelin Tyre plc, notes that this performance advantage is the equivalent of more than three months of additional motoring (based on an average company car mileage of 18,600 miles per annum, as per DfT figures).

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Van Fleet World presents Innovation Award to Michelin CrossClimate

Van Fleet World presents Innovation Award to Michelin CrossClimate

19th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Van Fleet World has presented Michelin’s CrossClimate tyre range with a second fleet award in as many months. The tyre was named winner of the Innovation Award at the Van Fleet World Honours 2016 to follow its Best New Product gong presented by Fleet News in March. The latest award was presented to Andy Fern, Michelin’s head of fleet, at the RAC Club in London before an audience of senior executives from across the fleet sector.

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13,000 British Gas vehicles to run on Michelin CrossClimate tyres

13,000 British Gas vehicles to run on Michelin CrossClimate tyres

30th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Britain’s largest energy provider, British Gas, plans to fit Michelin CrossClimate tyres to its fleet of 13,000 commercial vehicles. It will ask OEMs to supply CrossClimate tyres on its new vehicles where possible, and all replacement tyres will be fitted by ATS Euromaster.

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