Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Michelin helps Davies Turner halt tyre failure

Davies Turner claims switching to a full Michelin policy for its trailer fleet has saved the company more than £20,000 over two years, after a decrease in tyre failures.

The logistics firm took on Michelin Four Lives policy across its fleet of Krone trailers in July 2011, after experiencing at least one tyre-related breakdown a month.

The trailers collect hanging garments from North Africa and transport them through Europe to the UK.

Davies Turner estimates each overseas tyre failure costs the business around £900, but has said since implementing Michelin’s policy none have occurred, which has increased uptime, enhanced tyre longevity and reduced fleet running costs.

“Whereas our previous tyres couldn’t cope with the heat in Spain and Morocco, Michelin’s new and Remix tyres have lasted time and time again, making our vehicles safer and saving us time and money,” said John Lucy, Moroccan services manager at Davies Turner.