Airport ground support equipment provider Rushlift has selected Yokohama to supply the tyres for its 450-strong fleet of vehicles at Gatwick Airport.
It’s the first airport agreement for the tyre manufacturer and will see the brand supply Rushlift with BluEarth-Van RY55 and Geolandar G015 A/T tyres for a variety of cars, vans and minibuses.
Tony Valentine, fleet and national account manager at Yokohama, said: “As you can imagine, airport environments rely on seamless logistics which can be severely affected by vehicle downtime. We’re very pleased that Rushlift has become the latest in a growing number of fleets who trust in Yokohama to equip their vehicles.”
Yokohama’s BluEarth-Van RY55 tyre, the newest and most technologically advanced tyre in Yokohama’s van range, is already selected by a number of specialist fleets for its fuel saving, environmental and performance credentials. Meanwhile, the Geolandar G015 A/T tyre was developed to deliver improved durability and handling, even in the most demanding winter conditions, from wet weather to snow and ice.
Stewart Salmon, regional operations manager at Rushlift, added: “Yokohama is a first class product with excellent customer service at competitive prices.”
The tyres will be fitted across Rushlift’s entire Gatwick airport fleet, which includes Fiat Panda, Ford Transit minibuses, Connect, Fiesta and Focus models as well as Volkswagen Crafter and Caddy support vehicles. Servicing of the Rushlift fleet is provided by City 1st Tyres, Slough.
Yokohama HPT Ltd is the UK distributor of passenger car, 4x4 and motorsport tyres from Japanese manufacturer Yokohama, the oldest Japanese and world’s eighth largest tyre manufacturer that celebrated its centenary in 2017.
Picture caption: Stewart Salmon, regional operations manager, Rushlift (left) and Tony Valentine, fleet and national account manager, Yokohama HPT (right).