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Michelin solutions launches ‘EFFITIRES™ at CV Show

Michelin solutions is using the occasion of the Commercial Vehicle Show 2015 to launch a new pan-European value-creation offer for road transport fleets.

This sees its price per kilometre (PPK) tyre management contracts offered with a contractual fuel saving commitment for the first time.

Michelin-solutionsThe new solution – ‘EFFITIRES™ with fuel commitment’ – is designed to make both hauliers’ and own-account operators’ fleets even more efficient, by combining outsourced tyre procurement and expert tyre management with a commitment to saving fuel.

The fuel commitment is generated following a custom audit of the fleet conducted by Michelin solutions to evaluate its operational condition and the nature of the fleet’s work.

To be eligible for this new offer the customer must have equipped at least 70 per cent of its fleet with a telematics system and commit to fitting vehicles covered under the contract with energy-efficient Michelin tyres. In the event of the contractual savings not being attained, Michelin solutions will reimburse the operator for the unrealised savings on a pro rata basis.

Paul Davey, Commercial Director of Michelin solutions in the UK and Republic of Ireland, says: “We are confident our new ‘EFFITIRES™ with fuel commitment’ solution will allow customers to create value while focusing on their core business. By combining our know-how with Michelin’s expertise in low rolling-resistance truck tyres, we can offer a seriously strong fuel saving proposition.”

An ‘EFFITIRES™ with fuel commitment’ contract can also help fleets extend tyre life and increase uptime, plus includes 24-hour roadside assistance for tyre-related breakdowns – with a promise to arrive on the scene within two hours of receiving a call-out.

Michelin solutions draws upon a wealth of expertise from its work on more than 300,000 vehicles across Europe, managed by a team of 800 tyre experts.

Established as a new company within the Michelin Group in May 2013, Michelin solutions is the only major player on the market offering a fuel saving commitment based on results. It has already enabled fleets under contract to save an average of 1.5 litres of diesel per 100 km, per vehicle. Extrapolated to take account of the 2.5 million long-distance trucks operating in Europe, this offers potential annual savings of 3,375 million litres of fuel and a reduction of 9 million tonnes of CO 2emitted into the atmosphere, along with €3,375 million worth of value creation for the road transport industry.

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