New tyre policy for Panalpina long-distance fleet 05 April 2012
Panalpina World Transport, a supply chain solutions provider, has adopted a new tyre policy for its UK-based road fleet, which operates throughout mainland Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Cyprus and Africa.
The new agreement will see ATS Euromaster appointed to supply, service and maintain Michelin tyres fitted across the operator's 40 trucks and 80 trailers, which are split between depots in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth.
The move is aimed at further increasing vehicle reliability and reducing instances of unexpected tyre-related downtime, according to Brian Pirie, Panalpina World Transport's area head of overland transport operations oil and gas northwest Europe.
"Reliability runs through the heart of everything we do and our tyre policy needs to reflect this. It's why we've always fitted predominantly Michelin tyres," says Pirie.
"By appointing ATS Euromaster we're looking to combine the benefits of a one-stop-shop supplier offering a fully-managed tyre service, complete with Europe-wide roadside support via a single point of contact. We are also targeting increased brand fitment adherence," he adds.
Panalpina will now get round the clock access to ATS Euromaster's nationwide roadside rapid response fleet – the largest of its type in the country. In mainland Europe this is backed by Michelin EuroAssist, adding more than 3,000 tyre breakdown specialists across 25 European countries.
ATS Euromaster Ltd
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