Michelin and First Bus agree contract renewal

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First Bus, has recently renewed its Effitires contract with Michelin solutions – committing to fitting premium Michelin tyres on a price-per-kilometre basis across 65% of its fleet.

Effitires is the company’s name for outsourced tyre management solutions.

The new two year contract will see tyre management experts from Michelin solutions supply, fit and

service Michelin tyres on more than 4,000 buses operating from garages nationwide.

Michelin Solutions was established as a new company within the Michelin Group in May 2013, replacing the entity previously known in the UK as Michelin Fleet Solutions. It currently employs around 800 people globally and is responsible for in excess of 500,000 vehicles currently on contract.

First Bus renewed the two year contract with Michelin solutions following eight years of service from the company.

Andrea Clegg, Procurement Manager for First Bus, said: “Our tyres literally keep our buses moving, so you have to demand the best from both the product and the team managing them in service.

“We have a good working relationship with Michelin solutions. It’s very rare to hear of any surprises with our tyre contract. They understand our business fully and have the ideal products for the environment our vehicles operate in.”