This year marks 26 years since contract hire and fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) first joined forces with Bandvulc to supply and maintain tyres for its customers. Since then Bandvulc has become SFS’ key tyre partner, working closely on many of its local authority contracts including Teignbridge District Council, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council.

Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS said: ”The relationship with Bandvulc goes way back to the beginning and we engage with them right at the start of contract considerations because, alongside vehicle quality and maintenance, tyres are a major factor in both customer satisfaction and our own cost base.

“We have a ‘gold’ package for Teignbridge and other customers, and that means they take 100% care of the monitoring, replacement and disposal of tyres on all vehicles, including dealing with any punctures or damage. It’s already costed into our customer package, so we can leave all the tyre management in their capable hands.”

SFS has been delivering contract hire, fleet and workshop management solutions to the public and private sector since 1992. The company provides the full range of vehicles and plant solutions from short term vehicle hire to contract hire, and has a network of workshops as well as operating its own municipal hire division, CTS Hire.

Bandvulc is a subsidiary of Continental, one of the world’s largest automotive companies, and operates a number of companies, which provide a whole life costs approach to fleet tyre management solutions including new tyres, retreads and casing services.

Bob added: “Bandvulc’s superior products and high service standards, combined with the ability to supply both new and retread tyres as required, makes them an outstanding partner.”

Paul Searle, National Fleet Key Account Sales Manager, Bandvulc: “We are delighted to be SFS’ preferred tyre partner. Our relationship has been built on quality, trust and creating bespoke, cost effective and sustainable solutions for customers.

“As part of the Continental Group we offer a comprehensive tyre portfolio, including our Bandvulc Wastemaster tyres, and a high standard of service through our extensive network. We look forward to working with SFS for another 26 years and developing products to meet the changing needs of the waste management sector, in particular electric and alternative fuelled vehicles.”

For more information: www.sfs.co.uk