Major tyre contract signed by ATS Euromaster and CVS17 December 2012
Under the terms of a new contract signed between ATS Euromaster and Derbyshire-based Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS), ATS will be supplying and servicing tyres for 100% of the company's 2,300-strong fleet of light commercials and heavy trucks.
Key to winning the tender was a demonstration from ATS of the steps its technicians take to maximise tyre longevity for operators.
For CVS, this will include a programme of routine fleet inspections, with truck tyres being regrooved, twinned and turned on the rim to optimise efficiency.
The contract is worth hundreds of thousands of pounds annually and will continue, according to Peter Findlay, general manager for fleet operations at CVS, "for as long as ATS Euromaster performs as well as they have shown us they can".
The CVS fleet comprises 1,380 Ford, Peugeot and Mercedes-Benz light commercials, and 920 heavy trucks from Renault, MAN and Mercedes-Benz.
CVS's customers comprise some of the biggest names in road transport, including Norbert Dentressangle, C Butt and The Lloyd Fraser Group.
"Cost is always a major player in any tender process, but what impressed us with ATS was their commitment to extracting the maximum life out of every tyre on our fleet, plus the benefits of the fleet inspections from a safety perspective," Findlay says. "It's another area where we are adding value for customers."
The agreement will see ATS Euromaster fitting predominantly Avon tyres to all light commercials, and Taurus and Encore tyres for trucks within the fleet. The new contract includes access to ATS' 24/7 roadside rapid response service.
ATS Euromaster Ltd
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