International logistics company Hoyer has extended its Michelin tyre contract across its 400-strong UK tanker fleet following a competitive tender.
Hoyer, which specialises in bulk liquid distribution of petroleum, food, gas and chemicals across Europe, America and Asia, offered its UK business to three premium manufacturers to ensure it had the safest and most cost-effective policy in place.
As a result, the company has decided to continue its 15-year relationship with Michelin, agreeing a three year pence-per-kilometre (PPK) deal for its 400 tractor units and 400 tankers which service both its Hoyer Petrolog UK Ltd and Hoyer UK Ltd operations.
Allan Davison, Operations Director for Hoyer Petrolog UK Ltd, says: "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 per cent of Hoyer’s fleet operates 24/7 with each vehicle travelling an average of 200,000 kilometres per year. Its tractor units consist predominantly of MAN TGS 440s, as well as a number of Scania, Volvo 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 takes full advantage of Michelin’s Four Lives policy – a process which involves tyres being regrooved, then remanufactured into Michelin Remix tyres, and then regrooved again, to maximise longevity.
Davison adds: "Michelin’s Four Lives policy means we are able to get the maximum wear from our tyres. 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."
Based in Huddersfield, Hoyer has been fitting Michelin tyres since the late 1990s and has approximately 30 depots throughout the UK. The company is part of the Hoyer Group, based in Hamburg, which specialises in road-based and intermodal transport and operates a fleet of 2,500 tractor units and 3,100 trailers worldwide.