Yokohama selected for Gatwick Airport fleet fitment

Tyre maker Yokohama will supply its tyres to Heathrow-based, Rushlift Ltd. for its 450 strong fleet of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) based at Gatwick Airport.

Operating in the complex environment of the second-busiest airport in the UK, the aviation specialists have selected Yokohama’s BluEarth-Van RY55 and Geolandar G015 A/T tyres to help it deliver a seamless, reliable service.

“We’re delighted to be supplying Rushlift Ltd. in the first UK airport agreement for Yokohama,” comments Tony Valentine, fleet and national account manager, Yokohama HPT Ltd. “As you can imagine, airport environments rely on seamless logistics which can be severely affected by vehicle downtime. We’re very pleased that Rushlift has become the latest in a growing number of fleets who trust in Yokohama to equip their vehicles.”

Yokohama’s BluEarth-Van RY55 tyre, the newest and most technologically advanced tyre in Yokohama’s van range, is already selected by a number of specialist fleets for its fuel saving, environmental and performance credentials. Meanwhile, the Geolandar G015 A/T tyre is capable of delivering outstanding durability and handling, even in the most demanding winter conditions, from wet weather to snow and ice.

The tyres will be fitted across Rushlift’s entire Gatwick Airport fleet which includes the Fiat Panda, Ford Transit minibuses, the Connect, Fiesta and Focus models as well as the Volkswagen Crafter and Caddy support vehicles.