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Bandvulc Group wins John Lewis Partnership fleet management contract

Bandvulc Group wins John Lewis Partnership fleet management contract

Friday 23rd February 2018 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc has secured a three-year contract to provide fleet maintenance services to keep John Lewis Partnership vehicles on the road 24/7, 365 days a year. The fleet service provider states that its retention of the blue-chip contract until October 2020 came following a lengthy and complex tender process last year. Bandvulc will provide support for the John Lewis and Waitrose fleet from its call centre in Devon. Its BVPlus+ fleet management contracts service more than two-thirds of the UK’s supermarket activity.

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Faccenda extends deal with BVPlus+

Thursday 7th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc has announced that Faccenda Foods Ltd have extended its contract with Bandvulc’s fleet management division, BVPlus+, to March 2019. The company first became a client in 2008 and the two firms report that they enjoy “a robust business relationship which has gone from strength to strength over that time”.

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Bandvulc gives Kerr’s Northern Ireland exclusivity

Thursday 10th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc has awarded Kerr’s Tyres & Auto exclusivity for its product range in Northern Ireland. This follows on from Kerr’s appointment at the beginning of 2017 as the sole supplier of Uniroyal TBR (truck tyres) for this region.

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Sayers Stay with Bandvulc Plus+

Sayers Stay with Bandvulc Plus+

Tuesday 20th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Sayers Road Tankers has renewed its contract with Bandvulc Tyres and fleet management division, BVPlus+, to December 2018. This is inclusive of specifying Continental product as new tyre policy and utilises Bandvulc’s bespoke Tankmaster tyre for front and centre axles with Uniroyal on rear axles. Three tyre makes from one company. The Bandvulc offer also includes the latest release of Bandvulc’s recharge system to assist Sayers with the management of tyre damage recharges.

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Bandvulc cleans up on contract extension with CSG

Bandvulc cleans up on contract extension with CSG

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The recently agreed extension with CSG (Cleansing Service Group - one of the largest privately owned waste management companies in the UK) sees Bandvulc continue to manage their fleet via BVPLUS+. Bandvulc has been involved with CSG for the past 8 years and this latest deal sees BVPLUS+ continue to manage their fleet of commercial vehicles for the next three years.

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Bandvulc to supply Continental, retread tyres, support to MC Rental

Bandvulc to supply Continental, retread tyres, support to MC Rental

Friday 26th May 2017 | 0 Comments

MC Rental has appointed Bandvulc as its national tyre supplier and administrator. Bandvulc Plus+ will control all of the company’s tyre related transactions through its 24/7 call facility in Devon. In conjunction with MC Rental, BVPlus+ will be expanding its service outlets to accommodate some of MC Rental’s exiting suppliers and will be utilising its national network of Key Partners across the UK. Tyre provision nationally is Bandvulc and Continental with all used tyres being returned to Devon for inspection, reuse, and disposal.

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Arthur Gregg new Bandvulc MD

Arthur Gregg new Bandvulc MD

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc managing director Patrick O’Connell, who started in the family tyre retreading business by working on the factory floor in his school holidays, stepped down as MD of the Bandvulc group of companies on 1 May 2017. According to the company, he will now “spend more time on other projects within Continental”, Bandvulc’s owner since the tyre giant purchased the retreader and fleet business last July.

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Bandvulc promises biggest ever stand, increased interaction at CV Show

Bandvulc promises biggest ever stand, increased interaction at CV Show

Tuesday 28th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc will exhibit at the Commercial Vehicle Show on 25-27 April at the Birmingham NEC (Hall 5, Stand 5F70) with a larger stand than in previous years, reflecting its 2017 developments. The Group said its continued growth and development of cost-effective tyre solutions have contributed to making this year’s stand its biggest yet.

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Bandvulc welcomes TyreWork to Key Partner Network

Bandvulc welcomes TyreWork to Key Partner Network

Wednesday 8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The Bandvulc Group has announced the appointment of TyreWork to its Key Partner Network. With more than 40 years’ experience in the truck tyre business, Kings Road Tyres Group company, TyreWork has provided its services to Bandvulc for the last decade, handling callouts comprehensively in addition to its professional tyre support for Bandvulc’s portfolio of clients. Bandvulc said making TyreWork a Key Partner strengthens the companies’ association.

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Bandvulc receives Tructyre strategic partner award

Bandvulc receives Tructyre strategic partner award

Wednesday 1st March 2017 | 0 Comments

After 10 years of collaboration, Tructyre has acknowledged Bandvulc’s position as a “strategic partner” in its business. In 2014 Tructyre embarked on an aggressive three-year business plan following on from their acquisition of P K Commercial Tyres in 2012. According to Tructyre, when the plan was instigated it was key that their strategic partners were on board. With 10 years of partnership behind them, Tructyre reports that “the relationship has flourished even further in the last three years with proactive initiatives in distribution, product (launch of Tructyre’s Re-Trak range), tyre management and service.”

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Continental and Bandvulc management comment on integration process

Continental and Bandvulc management comment on integration process

Friday 24th February 2017 | 0 Comments

It is no secret that Continental and Bandvulc have been working together for decades. So it was also no surprise to learn that the subject of a possible takeover arose as long as 12 years ago. However, the round of talks that resulted in the sale agreement were instigated by Bandvulc managing director Patrick O’Connell during a meeting at the CV show in 2013. In the two or so years that followed the two firms say they grew together before a final deal was completed in July 2016.

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Uniroyal truck tyres to be distributed exclusively through Bandvulc

Uniroyal truck tyres to be distributed exclusively through Bandvulc

Monday 19th December 2016 | 0 Comments

From 1 January 2017, BVF1RST, the wholesale arm of the Bandvulc Group will be the exclusive supplier of the Uniroyal truck tyre brand across the UK. Throughout 2016 Bandvulc has introduced a new generation of tyres. These meet the modern day needs of transport companies and provide consistent performance and safety for regional applications and long-distance routes. The new steer axle FH 40, drive axle DH 40 and trailer axle TH 40 tyres boast increased mileage, wet performance and reduced rolling resistance over predecessors.

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Bandvulc adds new account manager

Thursday 17th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc has added Marc Kinnear to its sales & key account management team. He joins Bandvulc having been in the tyre industry for over 14 years in varying roles, most recently in an operational and administrative position which enabled him to gain valuable account management experience.

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Bandvulc Plus+ adds to customer support team

Bandvulc Plus+ adds to customer support team

Thursday 3rd November 2016 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc Plus+ has added Kevin Green to its BVPlus+ team. Green joins as a regional fleet inspector having spent 25 years within the tyre industry in a similar function. Based in Sheffield Green will focus on operations in the northern areas of the UK for Bandvulc Plus+ fleets. He here will inspect and report on a variety of operations, including working weekends, to ensure success and compliance throughout our managed fleets.

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Vacu-Lug hits 20-year high as Brexit leaves markets ‘wide open’

Vacu-Lug hits 20-year high as Brexit leaves markets ‘wide open’

Friday 26th August 2016 | 0 Comments

With Continental’s acquisition of Bandvulc, the voice of independent retreading in the UK has been substantially diminished at a moment of intense market pressure and political uncertainty. Issues surrounding the at times unbelievably cheap new commercial vehicle tyres imported from China have been around for many years now, and have certainly squeezed retread output in this period. The Brexit vote has increased doubt that protectionist European market measures for which independent retreading businesses could lobby the EU to provide would be implemented in a more isolated UK market, though in the short-term the reduced value of sterling has presented opportunities for British-manufactured product. While nothing is currently clear, we will leave our readers to consider the chances of UK market protectionist measures against Chinese imports being implemented while the country redefines its trading relationship with global economic superpowers. It’s not hard to see how the security provided by merger with Conti was attractive to Bandvulc.

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