The Conti360° Fleet Services tyre management programme is going from strength to strength, with a growing number of transport companies across the UK and Ireland – and now throughout Europe, visitors at the Commercial Vehicle Show heard last week.
Conti360° Fleet Services is made up of five elements: ContiFitmentService,C ontiFleetReporting, ContiCasingManagement, ContiFleetCheck and ContiBreakdownService. The individual modules allow customers to select a tailor-made service package that meets their exact tyre management requirements.
“Fleet operators are looking for flexible solutions to lower their costs, minimise downtime and maintain regulatory compliance. Our Conti360° Fleet Services package meets this demand, ensuring the mobility of fleets in both the UK and mainland Europe and allowing tyre costs to be calculated in advance,” said Tony Stapleton, Commercial Fleet Sales Manager, Continental Tyres.
“The service packages are also financially adaptable to help fleets get the best for their business in these challenging times,” Mr Stapleton continued. “We offer fleets a Conti360° Service contract, and they can choose from a service-based pay-as-you-go solution, budget account or ppk / fixed cost solution. We are also seeing a high demand for our low rolling resistance products. In UK operational conditions, these have delivered significant savings in fuel consumption to several of our fleets already.”
Made to measure tyre services
Conti360° Fleet Services offer a broad spectrum of tyre products and solutions starting with the right choice of tyre for the application and professional fitting by a Conti360° tyre service provider. Customers can either buy their tyres from Continental in the traditional way or pay for usage in the form of a flat rate per kilometer.
With ContiFleetCheck, the specialist Conti360° tyre service providers monitor the use of the tyres over the entire lifecycle. Tyres are inspected for damage as well as recording tread depth ensuring operational legality. ContiFleetChecks show the condition of tyre stock over time and enable improvements in maintenance to be made.
ContiFleetReporting documents all tyre-related data, condition reports and cost analysis for the customer, and ensures cost transparency.
Finally, ContiCasingManagement handles pick-up, inspection and return of worn tyres for retreading or recycling at the end of their first life.
Conti360° Fleet Services currently operate in the UK, Ireland and 12 other markets across Europe: Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Denmark and Sweden, with more countries on the way. Continental provides 24-hour breakdown services in 37 European countries.
In the event of a tyre failure, ContiBreakdownService will keep downtime to a minimum. This Europe-wide service is available around-the-clock, 365 days a year. For ease of use for drivers, the Conti360° hotline provides immediate assistance in the relevant language.
A comprehensive network of over 2,500 selected Conti360° partners is available all over Europe to provide assistance. These are located in urban areas and along all major transport routes so that they can quickly help customers both on site and with mobile services.
Thanks to well-trained service teams, Continental is able to cover a large number of European countries with maximum downtime guarantees of either three or four hours.