Michelin solutions has secured a new two-year deal to supply and manage tyres for Stagecoach UK Bus – the largest tyre contract to be awarded this year in the passenger transport sector.
The outsourced Effitires tyre management deal covers the entire 8,872-strong Stagecoach single and double-deck fleet on a price-per-kilometre (PPK) basis.
Sam Greer, Regional Director for Scotland at Stagecoach UK Bus, said, “Michelin solutions uses expert fleet operators who work alongside our garage teams to ensure every tyre is kept in good condition. Our long working relationship is a testament to the strong performance of Michelin tyres.”
Stagecoach is the largest bus operator in the UK, transporting around 2.5 million passengers a day. The new deal sees Michelin solutions’ fleet operators working in every one of Stagecoach’s 100 major bus garages, from the Highlands to the south coast.
Each fleet operator is responsible for preparing the wheel and tyre assemblies, including inflating tyres to the bespoke pressures advised by Michelin, before being fitted to the vehicle by a Stagecoach technician. Michelin solutions also monitors every tyre throughout its lifetime, ensuring each is removed for regrooving and retreading at the optimum time.
Paul Davey, Commercial Director of Michelin solutions in the UK and Republic of Ireland, said, “Stagecoach UK Bus is a prestige customer and we are delighted to have consistently secured its business for two decades. This was a terrific account to win in 1997, and we were extremely pleased to have re-secured the business for a further two years.”