Michelin to introduce PPK tyre management contracts
By Kyle Linsay
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 13:09
Michelin become the first provider to contractually commit to fuel savings on its tyre
New tyre management contracts to include fuel savings guarantee, says Michelin solutions
Michelin solutions is to introduce a new generation of ‘Pence Per Kilometre’ (PPK) tyre management contracts offering customers a contractual fuel saving commitment, to help make their fleets even more efficient.
Due for launch at the CV Show on 14 April 2015, the fuel saving commitment will be available when fitting premium low rolling resistance tyres.
The move is expected to see Michelin solutions, a company within the Michelin Group, become the first provider in the marketplace to contractually commit to fuel savings on its tyre management contracts.
Tyre management contracts are popular with medium to large-size fleets as they enable operators to outsource tyre management and focus on their core business. They also allow fleets to benefit from predictable tyre costs over an agreed contract period, backed by frequent fleet inspections, detailed performance reporting and 24/7 roadside assistance.
Paul Davey, Commercial Director of Michelin solutions in the UK and ROI, explains: “We have absolute confidence that when we take responsibility for managing a fleet’s tyres, we can free up the customer’s time to concentrate on their core business, plus we extend tyre life and increase fleet uptime.
“But we also focus on keeping every tyre in peak operating condition – effectively within the ‘green band’ of tyre performance. When you combine this with advances in Michelin’s low rolling resistance tyre technology, we have a seriously strong fuel saving proposition.”
To be eligible an operator must have telematics fitted across at least 70 per cent of its fleet, have an operation suited to fitting Michelin low rolling resistance tyres and not currently be using the fitments. In the event the fuel saving target is not achieved, Michelin solutions will reimburse the commitment on a pro-rata basis.
The Michelin solutions stand (5J40) will be situated in Hall 5 at the Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC, Birmingham, 14 – 16 April 2015