UK steel stockholder and processer, Barrett Steel, has extended its contract with Continental’s retread tyre brand, Bandvulc, with a new two-year agreement.
The deal will see the two firms clock up nearly 15 years of collaboration, driven by Bandvulc’s cost-effective tyre range and Continental’s Conti360° Solutions exceptional customer service.
With over 150 years in the steel stockholding and processing industry, Barrett Steel’s fleet can frequently be found making deliveries to a diverse client base, spanning the construction, energy, transport, engineering, and safety sectors.
Richard Tallis, group logistics manager at Barrett Steel, said: “For us, a retreaded tyre makes a great deal of sense. Shards and shavings of metal are prevalent in the environment in which we work and that can often lead to punctures and tears. We’re rarely in a position where our vehicles can run a tyre to the end of its working life.
“Using a retreaded tyre from Bandvulc is much more cost-effective for us than a new, high-mileage tyre when it’s almost a certainty that they’ll need to be replaced ahead of time. What’s more, the standard of the product means that we get a perfect balance of high quality and overall cost.”
Barrett Steel’s contract is managed through Conti 360° Solutions, a complete all-round fleet tyre management service that helps operators to maximise efficiency and cut overall running costs. Customers benefit from a dedicated account manager, a customised tyre policy, ongoing monitoring and reporting and a fast-response 24/7 tyre breakdown service across Europe.
The current rubber policy sees its tractors’ drive axles run Bandvulc BD08 Fleetmaster Long Haul retread tyres, while steer axles wear Uniroyal’s FH40 high-mileage tyre. The fleet’s trailers utilise the Bandvulc BT08 Fleetmaster retread tyre.