Car parts distributor Andrew Page has made Michelin its first choice tyre fitment after trials showed Michelin tyres lasted significantly longer than other premium brands.
The in-house tests with 100 vans over 12 months showed that Michelin tyres lasted up to 7,000 miles longer than the nearest premium competitor.
Now, nearly half of the company’s 1,100 vehicles are fitted with Michelin tyres.
Matthew Hanwell, fleet manager at Andrew Page, said: “After recently acquiring 30 Camberley Auto Factors branches we now have 93 depots throughout the UK and purchase more than 3,000 tyres a year, so we decided to look at our tyre policy to see if we could reduce our fleet’s operational costs.
“In the past we have fitted a selection of mid-range and premium tyres, but the results from our trials mean we are now strongly recommending Michelin to all of our branch managers.”
He added: “We are keen to run the most efficient and eco-friendly fleet possible, and by increasing our fleet’s fitment of Michelin tyres we will achieve significantly more mileage and therefore use fewer tyres, which is better for the environment.
“And because the Michelin Energy Saver+ has a low rolling resistance the tyres use less fuel, which will also help reduce our carbon emissions and save us money.”