Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Apollo Vredestein made Silver partner for FTA’s Van Excellence

Tyre manufacturer, Apollo Vredestein has been awarded the Silver partnership status by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Less than a year after joining the Van Excellence scheme as a supporting partner, Apollo Vredestein has achieved the Silver status in recognition of the role played by the brand within a scheme promoting compliance, road safety and self-regulation among van operators.

Apollo Vredestein is well-placed to support the innovative initiative, designed to recognise excellence within the commercial vehicle sector and improve operational standards, having recently earned the top place in German test body ADAC’s latest summer tyre test, which looked at commercial van tyres for the first time.

The Apollo Altrust was given the highest score out of 16 tyre models tested in this category, using 13 criteria including performance on dry and wet surfaces, as well as durability, noise and fuel consumption.

Karl Naylor, Apollo Vredestein UK Country Manager said: “The enhanced partnership with the FTA draws on our substantial technical knowledge and expertise to benefit commercial vehicle operators; the recent recognition by ADAC reinforces our position in the smaller commercial vehicle sector.”

European brand Vredestein, acquired by Apollo Tyres in 2009, is the latter’s premium marque, with an impressive product portfolio for discerning van fleet and private customers.

Famous for using the very latest developments in construction and material technologies, Vredestein and Apollo commercial tyres combine outstanding levels of road comfort with a high degree of safety. Vredestein’s newest Comtrac range (including the latest All Season option for all weather conditions) is designed as a reliable and durable tyre with excellent handling properties whilst carrying heavy loads. Similarly, Apollo’s Altrust boasts a new-generation tread and base compound for extra safety and longevity.

With four R&D centres across the world and six factories globally, Apollo Vredestein has bold growth plans in Europe and has recently been appointed as OE supplier to major European vehicle marques and models.

For more information on the Vredestein range contact Modern Tyres on 048 66 32 22 99.