RVS (Refuse Vehicle Solutions) handpick all their quality used refuse vehicles and put each one through a rigorous 72-point check to correct all defects. They pride themselves on offering outstanding customer care, combined with the best vehicle solution to suit their customer need.
The RVS engineering team has over 50 years combined experience in building and maintaining refuse vehicles, to the highest standards. They can perform any vehicle modification, however complex, and extend the life of refuse vehicles to provide many more years of optimum service. Working alongside them they have a dedicated management team tasked with making sure every customer is 100% satisfied.
With Bandvulc’s own enviable position when it comes to providing top class service and outstanding quality, a partnership with RVS seemed like the perfect fit, not only for its attractive commercial terms, but its professional responses and proven ability to deliver its commitments.
Lewis Sanders at RVS commented
“I have had dealings with Bandvulc Group over several years and I have always been impressed with the service and systems used. We always strive to work alongside companies that are like-minded in their approach and Bandvulc certainly fits this criteria, whilst also being able cater to our tyre requirements throughout the UK.”
For Bandvulc Sinead Jones added “We’re delighted to be able to add RVS to our portfolio. Our offer was based upon delivering realistic options and continuing to demonstrate our flexible approach to developing bespoke solutions for RVS.”
Continental Tyre Group acquires Bandvulc Group
Continental Tyre Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental AG, announces the acquisition of Bandvulc (B.V. Environmental Ltd.), a leading UK fleet management service provider and independent truck tyre retreader. The deal sustainably strengthens Continental Tyre Group’s position in the UK and Irish market. The takeover will establish Bandvulc as a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental U.K. Group Holdings Limited.
With over 40 years of experience in hot retread and casing management, Bandvulc has had a close working relationship with Continental Tyres for over 25 years. The current UK factory at Ivybridge will continue to offer high quality retreads in both ContiRe and Bandvulc brands going forward, with plans for further investment to widen the range of ContiRe produced in the UK. While Continental will benefit from the ownership of a local production facility it also allows the current Bandvulc business to expand, with access to Continental’s global network of customers and fleet services.
Speaking of the acquisition, David Smith, Managing Director of Continental Tyre Group, said: “This partnership is a logical step in the close working relationship Continental and Bandvulc have enjoyed for many years. Our complimentary customer portfolios and product lines mean that each area of the business is able to benefit from extensive growth opportunities with very few areas of overlap.
It is our intention to continue to run both businesses very much as they are today, and we are delighted to say that the entire management team at Bandvulc will be staying on, including Patrick O’Connell, the current Managing Director”, Mr. Smith concluded.
Patrick O’Connell, Managing Director of Bandvulc Group, commented: “Having worked with Continental for over 25 years, we believe they offer the best opportunity for the Bandvulc business to enjoy continuous growth in the future. In addition, we felt that the culture and strategies of both companies fit well together giving us clear synergies and a cohesive structure moving forward.”
Bandvulc has built a wide fleet portfolio covering a number of key retailers, supermarkets and logistics companies. The various business sectors in which they operate will compliment and add value to the Continental Tyre Group fleet strategy. The acquisition includes the Tyre Maintenance service network covering five service hubs and seventy five service vans. This capability will further strengthen Continental’s current Conti360° Fleet Services network offer.
– Its headquarters and manufacturing facility is based at Lee Mill Industrial Estate in Ivybridge, South Devon
– The company is broken down by sector and includes: Bandvulc Mixing, Bandvulc Tyres, Bandvulc Plus+ Tyre Management, Bandvulc Fitting Tyre Maintenance Ltd and Bandvulc FIRST wholesaling
– The tyre fitting company has depots in Leeds, Washington, Nottingham, Manchester, Wigan, Lutterworth and Luton. Its call-centre is in operation 24/7