QUALITY AND INNOVATION SEE MICHELIN EXTEND HITACHI CAPITAL VEHICLE SOLUTIONS CONTRACT

Stoke-on-Trent – August 18, 2015

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions’ fleet of more than 46,000 maintained cars and vans will continue to run on Michelin tyres because of the manufacturer’s commitment to quality and innovation.

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions’ Head of Operations, Tim Bowden, said the decision to renew its tyre supply contract with Michelin was based on a combination of the high quality product, exemplary safety performance and fuel efficiency savings achieved by its customers.

He says: “Our fleet is so diverse and we have customers in many different sectors – and yet we have seen them all benefit from Michelin tyres. They will all be saving fuel because of the low rolling resistance, they know the tyres are durable which means less downtime for their employees, and they know if they are driving on Michelin, they are on a premium tyre.

“That combination gives peace of mind to our customers and ensures we are providing the best service possible.”

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions has more than 27 years’ experience providing bespoke vehicle funding and fleet management services. The fleet offers an extensive range of business car and commercial van leasing solutions, specialist and bespoke HGVs, contract hire driving instructor cars and vehicle rentals. Customers include Centrica, the Environment Agency, National Grid, RAC and RBS.

All replacement tyres will continue to be fitted by ATS Euromaster, which has more than 340 centres nationwide and approximately 820 mobile service vans – the largest mobile tyre fitting operation in the UK.

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About Michelin ( www.michelin.co.uk )

Michelin , the leading tyre company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing, distributing and marketing tyres for every type of vehicle. It also offers innovative business support services, digital mobility services and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 112,300 employees and operates 68 production plants in 17 countries. The Group also has a Technology Centre, responsible for research and development, with operations in Europe, North America and Asia. ( www.michelin.com )

For further press information please contact:

David Johnson, Michelin Press Office
Tel: + 44 (0) 1782 402341      Email: d.johnson@uk.michelin.com

James Keeler or Andy Hemphill, Garnett Keeler PR, Inver House, 37-39 Pound Street,
Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3PG
Tel: +44 (0)20 8647 4467   Fax: +44 (0)20 8544 4711   E-mail: james.keeler@garnettkeeler.com / andy.hemphill@garnettkeeler.com

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About Michelin Fleet

Michelin, the leading tyre company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tyres, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 171 countries, has more than 114,000 employees and operates 70 production facilities in 17 countries which together produced around 190 million tyres in 2017. (www.michelin.com)


Contacts

Ian Collier, Garnett Keeler PR
+44 (0)20 8647 4467
ian.collier@garnettkeeler.com
Rebecca Gleave, Garnett Keeler PR
+44 (0)20 8647 4467
rebecca.gleave@garnettkeeler.com
Michelin Fleet
David Johnson - Michelin Press Office
+ 44 (0)1782 402341
d.johnson@michelin.com
http://www.michelin.co.uk