Bandvulc & Viridor signed a new 3 year contract which will see Bandvulc take control of the Viridor fleet across the South West region from Cornwall, Wales, up to and including West Sussex until March 2018, with circa 300 vehicles including Trade Waste collection, Bulk Waste Transfer, Wet Waste.
Phil West, Bandvulc Director, said “We are delighted to extend our tyre agreement with Viridor, a strong local company at a time when their business is going through transition from Landfill towards transfer, recovery and further recycling operations.”
The contract extension included new added value features, notably, Bandvulc have introduced our own fleet inspector who is a highly experienced Casing Inspector and will now regularly visit Viridor sites throughout the South West. His remit is to assist with compliance, however the high level of experience the Casing Inspector has will enable Bandvulc to provide valuable feedback on ‘in service’ tyre condition.
Throughout the previous contract the way in which Bandvulc works with Viridor has evolved and this means as part of the new contract, Bandvulc will be introducing a number of tyre trials to help Viridor make further improvements to their fleet, including trialing a number of tyre pressure monitoring systems or devices to assist with detecting tyres in an under inflated condition to assist drivers with their daily checks. This is seen as a major benefit to Viridor as operating in the waste management sector means that tyres will inevitably get damaged and have a high exposure to punctures.
Bandvulc’s nominated service providers will fit tyres selected from the Bandvulc range and will have tailored pattern selection according to the various applications required by the vehicle. By selecting a different steer pattern tyre for the trade waste vehicles, we have seen tyre life extended by more than 30%.
Viridor’s Gary Elms stated, “Our relationship with Bandvulc goes from strength to strength and with their expertise and back up services, we look forward to continuing to work with Bandvulc across our fleet”, Gary Elms went on to say, “We are excited by some current product trials and innovations that are taking place across several parts of our fleet and it is anticipated these products will increase tyre life providing Viridor with improved operating efficiencies.”
Viridor recently acquired the business of Commercial Recycling Ltd and we were able to simply adopt this operation into the tyre contract. This gives Viridor a platform to integrate fleet should it expand as their business develops.