Goodyear Tyres has been appointed by Abbey Logistics to supply tyres in a three-year deal, in an effort to cut costs.
Goodyear will supply tyres for more 330 of Abbey Logistics’ trucks and 500 tanker trailers, following a competitive tendering process.
It has chosen Goodyear’s KMAX and TreadMax ranges, due to their ability to provide “up to 30% additional mileage per tyre”, it said.
The partnership was made to help reduce fleet maintenance costs, and vehicle downtime due to tyre-related breakdowns.
Abbey Logistics’ head of procurement Hannah Jones said: “With a fleet as large as ours, keeping all of our tyres in good condition is a huge job.
"Likewise, with so many tyres, fitting the right product and carrying out proper maintenance can have a real impact on the cost of upkeep and replacements, as well as on fuel consumption.
"We’re hopeful that our new partnership with Goodyear will help to make maintaining our fleet more straightforward and cost-effective.”
The company hopes that the partnership will even help to boost its productivity. Standardising the tyres fitted to the fleet’s vehicles will cut the amount of unnecessary administration that has previously made ordering and managing tyres a time-consuming process.
Goodyear Tyres’ general manager – commercial, David Howe, said: “For a fleet as large as Abbey Logistics, we’re well aware of the importance of both choosing the right products and streamlining the maintenance process.
"We’re excited to be helping Abbey Logistics over the next three years to save time, effort and money; keeping their vehicles out of the garage and on the road.”