Hoyer extend Michelin tyre contract across 400-strong UK tanker fleet

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 08:00
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International logistics company Hoyer have extended their Michelin tyre contract across their 400-strong UK tanker fleet following a competitive tender.

Huddersfield-based Hoyer – bulk distributors of petroleum, food, gas and chemicals – offered their business to three premium manufacturers, seeking the safest and most cost-effective policy.

As a result, the company decided to continue their 15-year relationship with Michelin, agreeing a three-year pence-per-kilometre (PPK) deal for their 400 tractors and 400 tankers.

They service both their Hoyer Petrolog UK Ltd and Hoyer UK Ltd operations.

Allan Davison, Operations Director for Hoyer Petrolog UK Ltd, said: “We have a strong relationship with Michelin and have always been happy with the service and products they provide.

“However, we thought the time was right to hold a full tender review to ensure we were getting the best tyres at the best price.

“Because we are transporting hazardous goods on a daily basis, reliable tyres are key in ensuring the safest possible environment for our staff, customers and the general public, which is why we have decided to stick with Michelin.

“We believe in terms of safety and quality Michelin is the best, and the PPK agreement we have in place has proven to be the best option for us to manage a large number of trucks in the most cost-effective way.”

More than 50% of Hoyer’s fleet operates 24/7, with each vehicle travelling an average of 200,000 kilometres per year.

Their tractor units consist predominantly of MAN TGS 440s, as well as a number of Scania, lvo and Renault models.

The renewal policy specifies Michelin’s latest 295/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D XZE steer tyres and Michelin XDE2 Remix tyres on the drive axles.

Trailers will be fitted with 385/65 R 22.5 XTE3 tyres.

Hoyer take advantage of Michelin’s Four Lives policy, where tyres are regrooved, then remanufactured into Michelin Remix tyres, and then regrooved again, to maximise longevity.

“Michelin’s Four Lives policy means we are able to get the maximum wear from our tyres,” added Davison.

“What’s more, because the Remix tyres are remanufactured in the UK by Michelin, we are confident the quality and performance is of the highest standard.”

Hoyer have approximately 30 depots throughout the UK.

The company is part of the Hamburg-based Hoyer Group, which specialises in road-based and intermodal transport, operating a fleet of 2,500 tractor units and 3,100 trailers worldwide.

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