Tag: Vacu-Lug

Magna Tyres Group enjoying continued growth

Magna Tyres Group enjoying continued growth

Tuesday 17th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The concept is beautiful in its simplicity – listen to customers and respond quickly to their needs. For many companies, this is easier said than done. Not so for Magna Tyres Group. The Netherlands-based earthmover and off-highway tyre specialist maintains short decision-making paths and prides itself in its flexibility. For Michael de Ruijter, these qualities reflect the Magna Tyres culture of “doing things our own way.”

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Construction, mining, earthmover tyres well-represented as Hillhead 2018 sets attendance record

Construction, mining, earthmover tyres well-represented as Hillhead 2018 sets attendance record

Monday 16th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry near Buxton in Derbyshire hosted unprecedented crowds for the 2018 edition of the show (26–28 June), with official figures showing a record-breaking 19,687 unique visitors in attendance, surpassing the show’s previous highest attendance record set in 2005. The show also included more exhibitors (527) than ever before, with the showground, pavilions and demonstration areas showcasing the latest plant and equipment for the quarrying, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, recycling and construction sectors, many of the products on show for the first time in the UK.

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Vacu-Lug becomes Hankook Alphatread UK retread partner

Vacu-Lug becomes Hankook Alphatread UK retread partner

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Vacu-Lug has become the new retread manufacturing partner for Hankook in the UK. The company signalled its new status by including the manufacturer’s Alphatread retreading brand on its stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show (24-26 April, Birmingham NEC), coinciding with the beginning of production of the Alphatread bead-to-bead retread truck tyre range at the Vacu-Lug factory in Grantham.

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Vacu-Lug begins manufacturing Hankook’s Alphatread range

Vacu-Lug begins manufacturing Hankook’s Alphatread range

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Vacu-Lug has begun production of Hankook’s Alphatread truck tyre range at its factory in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The bead-to-bead retread tyre range is designed for medium haul fleets, and consists of four sizes. For drive axles, the R-DH05 is available in 295/80R22.5, 315/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5 and for trailer axles, the R-TH22 is available in 385/65R22.5.

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Vacu-Lug appointed official UK distributor of Magna and MTP tyres

Vacu-Lug appointed official UK distributor of Magna and MTP tyres

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

After several years of successful presence on the English tyre market, Magna tyres reports that the demand for Magna tyres has “increased considerably over the entire country”. To ensure a continuous proximity and availability of Magna & MTP tyres, on 16 April 2018 Vacu-Lug and Magna Tyres Group signed an official agreement for the distribution of Magna OTR and Port Handling as well as MTP OTR tyres in the United Kingdom.

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Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Wednesday 21st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Leading tanker and environmental waste firm Biomarsh Environmental Ltd has signed a comprehensive tyre management contract with Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres. The deal is designed to provide nationwide support and aid compliance throughout the Biomarsh fleet.

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Tyre management ‘top of the agenda’ for Vacu-Lug at CV Show

Tyre management ‘top of the agenda’ for Vacu-Lug at CV Show

Tuesday 20th February 2018 | 0 Comments

This April, Vacu-Lug will inform fleet visitors at the Commercial Vehicle Show how they can benefit – economically, environmentally and legally – from its tyre management service. Vacu-Lug says it will take the opportunity to demonstrate exactly how selecting Vacu-Lug as tyre management provider can significantly assist in ensuring tyre targets are met and risks eradicated.

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Vacu-Lug fined £300,000 in forklift death case

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Lincolnshire-based Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Limited was been fined £300,000 on 15 September after a worker died when the fork lift truck he was driving overturned at the company Grantham headquarters three years earlier. Lincoln Crown Court heard the worker was transporting tyres on 30 July 2014 when the fork lift ran over a loose tyre in the road. He was crushed between the fork lift truck and the ground and later died from his injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

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Vacu-Lug seeks to capitalise on advantages of independence

Wednesday 20th September 2017 | 0 Comments

With Continental’s acquisition and subsequent integration of Bandvulc, the UK retreading market was left with one remaining large independent operation in Lincolnshire-based Vacu-Lug. There were obvious comparisons between the firms – both private, family-owned businesses before Conti’s takeover; both in possession of a large chunk of UK retread market share; both offering the sorts of fleet management service options – but the change of ownership of one gives a new dimension to commercial vehicle tyre manufacturers’ decision of which firm to partner in the production of retreads for the UK.

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Vacu-Lug managing IWJS fleet

Vacu-Lug managing IWJS fleet

Wednesday 12th July 2017 | 0 Comments

National waste water management and high-pressure water jetting services specialist Industrial Water Jetting Systems (IWJS) has appointed Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres to provide a comprehensive tyre management and husbandry service for its UK vehicle fleet.

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Shanks ‘reduces vehicle downtime’ with Vacu-Lug tyre service management

Shanks ‘reduces vehicle downtime’ with Vacu-Lug tyre service management

Friday 26th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Shanks Waste Management has selected Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres to manage its commercial vehicle tyres for a number of recycling centres throughout the UK. Using Vacu-Lug’s bespoke web-based VMS software programme, each Shanks vehicle is individually managed to provide a full monitoring, repair and tyre husbandry service. This includes Shanks’ entire fleet of delivery and collection vehicles, including roll-on-roll-off hook-lifts with drawbar trailers and a mixture of plant and OTR wheeled equipment.

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Apollo truck tyre range ‘fully retreadable’

Apollo truck tyre range ‘fully retreadable’

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

When Apollo Tyres launched its European truck tyre range at the CV Show last week, the company did so with a pre-planned retreading strategy in mind as well as the headlining “disruptive” digital media strategy.

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AFI Uplift renews FORS gold accreditation with help of Vacu-Lug retread tyre

AFI Uplift renews FORS gold accreditation with help of Vacu-Lug retread tyre

Friday 21st April 2017 | 0 Comments

AFI Uplift, one of the UK’s leading powered access hire companies, has renewed its FORS gold accreditation with the assistance of leading independent UK retreader Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres. As part of the accreditation, which is centred on improved safety, efficiency and environmental standards, fleet operators are required to demonstrate that appropriate measures have been taken to monitor and, where possible, reduce the noise pollution of their fleet.

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Vacu-Lug to present new generation of truck tyres at Commercial Vehicle Show

Vacu-Lug to present new generation of truck tyres at Commercial Vehicle Show

Tuesday 28th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Commercial tyre retreading and management specialist, Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres will launch the first of a new generation of tyres at the CV Show (Birmingham NEC, 25-27 April). Featuring an enhanced sidewall protection system, the new 245/70R17.5 WZY2 has been manufactured to provide operators with extra protection against kerb wear.

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Vacu-Lug’s range of light truck and van tyres

Vacu-Lug’s range of light truck and van tyres

Thursday 26th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Vacu-Lug, the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of retread tyres and a supplier of both new and retread light truck tyres – as well as new Westlake van tyres – is promoting its range of light truck and van tyres.

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