Continental are the market leader in product innovations, offering a complete solution in everyday port operations, combining optimised performance and safety with a focus on improved whole life cost. Continental’s harbour portfolio now supports Pentalver across its UK sites, offering the perfect fit for a business with a unique combination of transport, storage and innovative container solutions.
Pentalver began operations in 1980 in Southampton, offering road haulage services to shipping lines using the Port of Southampton. The business has grown rapidly; Pentalver now boasts facilities and services at the UK’s 4 main Ports; Felixstowe, Southampton, Tilbury and London Gateway. Along with a state of the art inland depot in Cannock, at the heart of the midlands close to Birmingham. Pentalver is now widely regarded as the leading provider of container-related activities in the UK.
Across its five strategically placed UK facilities Pentalver handle overs 1 million TEU of containers each year. With such scales of business, Pentalver requires the highest quality tyre solution to ensure safety and handling efficiency. With this in mind it is fitting that the Continental Container Master has been able to demonstrate the perfect fit, with reduced whole life costs and tyre consumption.
The Continental Container Master is well suited for typical operating conditions in most harbours and is designed for reach stackers, empty container handlers and heavy-duty forklifts.
Continental’s harbour portfolio introduces the latest V.ply tyre technology, combining the best of cross-ply design and radial-ply design by integrating an innovative weaving pattern of multiple cords at specially designed angles.
Ian Burden, key account Manager from Continental said: ‘As a premium tyre manufacturer Continental are solution providers. We are delighted to support Pentalver with the Continental ContainerMaster. We support customer needs with a bespoke offering when replacing their tyres, ensuring improved performance, whole life cost and the right tyre to suit the customer application.’
Garry Parker for Pentalver said: “We are delighted that Continental will support our business with its premium tyre expertise. Like everyone in this sector, improved service life is paramount for us and we are really happy with our choice in Continental and the improvements in both tyre performance and safety. The V.ply technology offers greater lateral stability which is especially important on our high lifting container handling equipment.”