Heron Foods picks up performance and savings with ATS20 April 2016

Grocery business Heron Foods has signed up with ATS Euromaster for supply and management of tyres for its 45-strong fleet – and is already reporting benefits such as lower running costs and reduced downtime.

The fixed-price contract sees ATS managing Heron’s Michelin fitment policy across the fleet, comprising mostly 40-tonne tractors and trailers, and 26-tonne rigids.

ATS mobile technicians inspect and report on tyre performance at Heron’s depot in Melton, to boost tyre lifespan. They also regroove tyres to extend life in their most fuel-efficient state and turn them on the rim to ensure even wear.

Work is carried out in the evening to minimise disruption to Heron’s operations.

Graham Harrison, Heron’s head of procurement, says: “Tyre damage was one of our key performance indicators, which historically was well above industry average.

“Working in conjunction with ATS Euromaster, we’ve together devised a solution which not only reduces tyre damage but also frees up management time, reduces cost and provides budget certainty.”

Laura Cork

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