Bandvulc secures Bibby Distribution contract for third time

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Bandvulc has secured Bibby Distribution’s tyre management and supply contract for the third consecutive time in a row.

The tyre retread specialist- which now operates as part of Continental Tyres- had completed two three-year contracts, and will now get the chance to make do so for a third time.

The partnership covers nearly 500 trucks and 1,500 trailers on the Bibby fleet. Roughly half of which are supplied on varying lease and hire arrangements.

Adam Purshall, head of fleet & procurement at Bibby, said: “We have three simple priorities when it comes to tyre management: safety, performance – both of tyres and management processes – and whole-life costs.

“We are content that in the past six years, covering their first two contracts with us, Bandvulc has ticked all these boxes and more.

“We operate out of 45 sites across the UK, so a key part of continuing Bandvulc’s provision of services was that their customer support network profile very closely matches our own.

“With the large number of vehicles involved and the intensity of their operations, it is vital to have a service and support we can genuinely rely on, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Bandvulc’s supplied tyres are premium products, designed for safety, low wear and all-weather performance on distribution journeys.

Bibby’s fleet is monitored and reported on using the Conti360° Fleet programme, with a secure web portal allowing the distribution giant to see regular updates on every vehicle in its fleet.

Also, as per the agreement, Bandvulc inspects every vehicle monthly, issuing reports and fitting replacement tyres as required – though with some pieces of equipment on hire or lease agreement.

All checks are undertaken and reported electronically by Bandvulc’s teams nationwide, feeding into the central database and immediately ready for interrogation by Bibby when needed.

Bibby Distribution is also expecting to work with Bandvulc during the coming 12 months to help trial its special-compound Low Rolling Resistance tyres.

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