Wincanton targets fuel savings with new Michelin tyres

Michelin has announced details of a five-year tyre management contract with one of the UK’s largest logistics firms, Wincanton, in a deal which is believed to be one of the most significant commercial vehicle tyre contracts signed this year.

The agreement was secured following a competitive tender and will see the core Wincanton-liveried fleet – around 2,500 assets – switch to a Michelin New and Remix policy. The independently verified fuel efficiency of Michelin’s tyres proved key to securing the change in procurement strategy.

Carl Hanson, Group Procurement and Fleet Director at Wincanton said: “We considered proposals from a number of tyre manufacturers and service providers, but Michelin gave us the confidence of offering a premium fitment, expert tyre management and the added value of a product which would save us fuel.

“Reducing carbon emissions is key to our environmental policy; switching to Michelin across our trucks and trailers supports this.”

The Michelin contract covers a multi-site fleet of predominantly 44-tonne tractor units and trailers, used for everything from general haulage to fuel tanker, container, milk collection and construction applications. Michelin will select tyres specific to each mission, including fitments from its fuel-saving X Line Energy and new X Multi Energy ranges.