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

Prometeon gets Collease Truck And Trailer Hire contract

Prometeon Tyre Group has signed a new pay-as-you-go contract with Collease Truck and Trailer Hire to provide its entire fleet with tyres.

Collease leases trucks and trailers from five sites in Manchester, Felixstowe, Southampton, Norwich and Basildon, supporting customers delivering into distribution depots across the UK.

The Collease fleet of 1,920 vehicles can clock up to 100,000km a week and has 1,520 trailers and nearly 400 motorised vehicles, of which half are tractor units. The rest range from 26 tonne fridges to 3.5 tonne vans.

Under Prometeon’s pay-as-you-go model, tyres are replaced when required. It also comes as a full managed offer, consisting of dealer management, fleet tyre audits, and an on-line central billing portal.

Martin Drewery, Collease maintenance director, said: “We know from running a fleet for over 40 years that Prometeon’s Pirelli-branded tyres give us the price against life value that we need for our fleet.

“Our customers are looking for fuel efficiency, reliability and a premium tyre that is robust and hard wearing.”

Prometeon is supplying tyres from its Itineris range to meet the price versus life requirement, the majority of tyres fitted are IT-T90 for trailers, with IT-S90 being fitted to the steer and IT-D90 for drive axles.

Drewery added: “It’s been a positive move getting Prometeon on board, and a seamless transition from our previous supplier.

“In addition to the quality of the tyres themselves, I’ve been impressed with Prometeon’s on-line billing portal and their dedicated call centre team; their can do attitude has freed up additional time for us to focus on our customers, which has been a real benefit.”

Heffernan Tyres is the official distributor in Ireland for the full range of Prometeon tyres, which include the Pirelli, Formula, and Anteo brands.