Fitting Michelin X Works tyres across its fleet has allowed concrete, mortar and screed supplier, Eco-Readymix, to record a reduction in tyre damage and downtime, it says. The company has fitted Michelin Remix X Works XDY 315/80 R22.5 on the drive axle and X Works HD Z 315/80 R22.5 on the steer axle of its vehicles as it transitions its entire 30-strong fleet to Michelin tyres.
Clugston Distribution Services says the Michelin X Multi Energy tyre specified as original equipment on 35 new Renault 6×2 tractor units is helping to improve fuel consumption by up to six per cent. The Scunthorpe company, which transports bulk powder and fuel, has used Michelin’s multi-life policy for nearly 30 years. It has operated the X Multi Energy-shod tractor units for six months. Clugston Distribution Services’ fleet, including 110 Renault trucks and 180 trailers, all run on Michelin multi-life tyres from its Scunthorpe site and depots in Driffield, Teesside and Hull.
Olleco is the renewables arm of ABP Food Group, and provides the food and hospitality sectors with a range of services designed to help them to tackle the climate emergency by converting their waste resources into renewable energy. The company employs over 1,000 people, at 19 sites strategically located throughout the UK and Ireland, and has grown to become the UK’s leading supplier of premium cooking oils and fats as well as its largest collector of used cooking oil and food waste. The company has signed a new Effitires contract with Michelin’s Services and Solutions division; the agreement between the two businesses was secured on a joint commitment to sustainability, and a cleaner and greener future for the transport sector.
Michelin will travel to Reifen 2016 with a comprehensive product mix representing its full portfolio of brands. Its booth (Hall 3, Stand C20) will contain Kleber and BFGoodrich, as well as retreading products Recamic and Michelin Remix among other Michelin products and services. Michelin states that it will focus its presentation on the high mileage achievable on its products across product segments.
Michelin has extended its range of robust X Works tyres for the construction sector, adding five new tyres to the line-up of rugged fitments. Available with immediate effect, the X Works range now boasts 315/80 R 22.5 X Works Z (multi-position) tyres, X Works D (drive axle) tyres, plus 385/65 R 22.5 X Works T (trailer axle) tyres. Michelin has renewed its tyre offer for a complete rig – steer, drive and trailer – in the market’s key sizes.
European liquid, bulk powder and palletised road transport specialist Abbey Logistics has signed up its 730 commercial vehicle assets to Effitires by Michelin solutions, describing the tyre management package as “a perfect fit for our operations.”
Blackpool Transport has agreed a five-year renewal of its Effitires by Michelin solutions comprehensive tyre management programme. The pence-per-mile deal covers Blackpool Transport’s 38 midibuses, 24 full-size single-deck buses and 73 double-deckers, all of which operate from the company’s central depot in Rigby Road. A 10-vehicle ‘reserve fleet’ is also covered under the Effitires contract, as are the Leyland Olympian open-topped and Leyland Atlantean AN68 buses maintained as part of Blackpool Transport’s “heritage fleet”.