Prometeon Tyre Group UK, the distributor of Pirelli-branded commercial vehicle tyres, highlights two companies that benefit from its offering.
Best practice in truck tyres is not just about selecting the best-performing tyre for a transport operation: it’s also necessary for choosing the right partner with the right technology.
Caledonian Logistics and DRS Logistics have partnered with Prometeon for this reason. They both specify Pirelli’s flagship Triathlon tyres (designed specifically for UK roads), and they also make use of Prometeon’s management systems to maintain optimum tyre performance.
Aberdeen haulier Caledonian Logistics operates 60 trucks from four sites and is a member of the Palletways pallet network. Choosing the Triathlon range from Pirelli not only gives Caledonian tyres that are suitable in any road condition, but also high mileage and low fuel consumption – and thus, the business saves money and sharpens its environmental credentials.
Managing Director of Caledonian Logistics, Derek Mitchell, comments: “We have partnered with Prometeon and Pirelli for more than a decade. We trust their products and advice, and we liaise closely to ensure we are delivering for our customers.”
Gary Hughes, Fleet Maintenance Manager for Caledonian, adds: “When I joined Caledonian, I noticed the need to review and improve wheel fitting and security. Best practice was not being followed and we decided to move to service providers whom I was confident would adhere to procedures and quality audit their work.
“Prometeon helped with this and I feel we now have the correct partnership in place, and the correct procedures and products that allow us to perform economically and safely.” Indeed, Gary has recommended Prometeon’s service to other operators who now reportedly enjoy similar cost savings as a result.
Container haulier DRS Logistics operates 64 trucks from Felixstowe and Southampton ports. To maximise its choice of Pirelli Triathlon tyres, DRS uses Prometeon’s online management tool, Pro Management, to monitor usage and costs.
Aaron Richardson, General Manager – Fleet & Compliance at DRS, says: “Using Pro Management, DRS has been able to reduce administration time and paperwork, and increase visibility of the fleet activity, therefore, helping to control tyre costs.
“The online tool has enabled DRS to streamline the number of contact points, with the system simplifying the number of personnel required to be involved with managing the fleet.
“This is backed up by a close working relationship with key personnel at Prometeon, supported by their comprehensive technical reporting. Prometeon’s breakdown service has also given us a single point of contact to manage and handle all breakdowns anywhere in the UK. It’s extremely efficient, and we’ve seen a massive reduction in vehicle downtime.”
Alex Whittle, Prometeon Sales Director, concludes: “We pride ourselves on listening carefully to an operator and understanding their needs in terms of both product and service: that way we help an operator make the most of our tyres.”