The agreement was secured following a tender and will see the core Wincanton-liveried fleet switch to a Michelin New and Remix policy. The independently verified fuel efficiency of Michelin’s tyres proved key to securing the change in tyre policy.
Carl Hanson, Wincanton’s group procurement and fleet director, says: “We considered proposals from a number of tyre manufacturers and service providers, but Michelin gave us the confidence of offering a premium fitment, expert tyre management and the added value of a product which would save us fuel.
“Reducing carbon emissions is key to our environmental policy; switching to Michelin across our trucks and trailers supports this.”
The Effitires contract covers a multi-site fleet of predominantly 44-tonne tractor units and trailers, used for general haulage to fuel tanker, container, milk collection and construction applications. Michelin will choose tyres for each operation, including fitments from its X Line Energy and new X Multi Energy ranges.
All fitting and servicing will be carried out by Michelin Service Pro dealers, with regrooving to extend the life of each tyre. Fitting Michelin Remix tyres – manufactured exclusively on Michelin casings – will also ensure Wincanton enjoys the same fuel efficiency from both its new and retread tyres.
As part of the contract, Michelin is also fitting vehicles with its new Michelin Wheel Safe technology – to demonstrate how a full-vehicle tyre pressure management system (TPMS) can help to achieve greater fuel savings.