ATS Euromaster has won a new national contract to supply, fit and manage tyres for Kier Services, thanks to its proactive MasterCARE fleet inspections that increase tyre durability and performance, and help to minimise tyre-related downtime.
The new contract replaces a previous agreement with local independent tyre dealers and will see ATS Euromaster support Kier Services’ 214-strong fleet, which ranges from 3.5-tonne light commercials to 32-tonne refuse collection vehicles (RCVs). The fleet carries out municipal work on contracts managed by Kier for councils in Eastbourne, Hailsham, St Leonards-on-Sea, Uckfield and Waltham Forest.
MasterCARE inspections from ATS Euromaster encompass checks on tread depths and valve caps, along with general visual damage inspections. Upon completion, ATS Euromaster provides Kier Services with an electronic report detailing tyre condition across the fleet, any immediate work carried out and recommendations for future remedial work.
Darren Judd, Head of Fleet and Plant at Kier Services, says: “ATS Euromaster really impressed us with its comprehensive tyre package. The proactive tyre management is already helping to spot potential tyre issues before they become serious, helping to protect our fleet from unscheduled downtime.
“The amount of information we get from ATS’ monthly reports also provide us with complete financial control on tyre spend. We can identify, very quickly, how well a particular vehicle’s tyres are performing and whether we need to carry out any additional driver training, or address operational issues to help prolong tyre life.
“From the outset, ATS Euromaster gave us confidence they could help us to get the very best out of our fleet, and they haven’t let us down. This is particularly important given the demanding nature of municipal work, and the fact our fleet is used intensively throughout the day.”
ATS Euromaster’s unmatched health and safety credentials in the industry were also crucial for Kier Services. The tyre and vehicle maintenance provider is a longstanding member of both the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) and SafeContractor, and was awarded the Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the fourth consecutive year in 2017.
Kier Services has specified a Michelin fitment policy, selecting tyres which offer maximum safety and durability. Its fleet also includes road sweepers and street cleaners that work in tight urban environments and residential areas, where there is an increased risk of kerb damage.
The customer will also benefit from 24/7 roadside assistance nationwide, thanks to ATS Euromaster’s fleet of more than 700 service vans – the largest of its kind in the UK.
Kier Services is part of the global Kier Group brand, a leading construction, property, residential and services group. It provides services in street cleaning, recycling and waste collection, grounds maintenance, waste transfer and resource processing and energy management.
About ATS Euromaster
ATS Euromaster Ltd, part of the Euromaster Group, was established in 1965 and operates approximately 330 centres, more than 700 service vans and employs nearly 2,300 people, providing coverage across Great Britain. It is the country’s largest comprehensive tyre distributor, supplying tyres for cars, vans, trucks, buses/coaches, materials handling equipment, agricultural machinery and construction plant. The company’s expertise also extends to car and van service, maintenance and repair (SMR), including: menu-driven servicing, Class IV & Class VII MoT tests, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, oil, exhausts, fault diagnostics and air-conditioning servicing. ATS Euromaster is accredited by both safecontractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) and has been granted a Royal Warrant as tyre specialists to Her Majesty The Queen. It is also an official ‘industry partner’ to the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence programme and holds the RoSPA Gold Award.
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