Barrett Steel now comprises of a group of over 40 companies operating from nearly 30 sites across the UK. The group’s operations cover a wide range of customer needs, from structural sections and steel processing, to a wide range of safety and access products. Barrett Steel’s fleet can frequently be found making deliveries to a diverse client base, spanning the construction, energy, transport, engineering, and safety sectors.
Richard Tallis, group logistics manager at Barrett Steel, said: “For us, a retreaded tyre makes a great deal of sense. Shards and shavings of metal are prevalent in the environment in which we work and that can often lead to punctures and tears. We’re rarely in a position where our vehicles can run a tyre to the end of its working life.
“Using a retreaded tyre from Bandvulc is much more cost-effective for us than a new, high-mileage tyre when it’s almost a certainty that they’ll need to be replaced ahead of time. What’s more, the standard of the product means that we get a perfect balance of high quality and overall cost.”
Barrett Steel’s contract is managed through Conti 360° Solutions. As part of that, customers benefit from a dedicated account manager, a customised tyre policy, ongoing monitoring and reporting and a 24/7 tyre breakdown service across the UK and Europe.
The steel stockholder and processer’s current rubber policy sees its tractors’ drive axles run Bandvulc BD08 Fleetmaster Long Haul retread tyres, while steer axles wear Uniroyal’s FH40 high-mileage tyre. The fleet’s trailers utilise the Bandvulc BT08 Fleetmaster retread tyre.