Yearly Archives: 2009

/2009

Vacu-Lug’s World Class Plant Manager

Brian Barron, Plant Manager for Grantham, Lincolnshire-based Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Limited, has graduated recently from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in World Class Manufacturing Management.  Brian's success comes as a result of a three-year day-release/self-study course which has been supported by Vacu-Lug as part of its commitment to ensure the company and its staff [...]

December 23rd, 2009|Press Releases|0 Comments

Vacu-Lug invests in latest-generation retread tyre production technology

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has invested £150,000 in a latest-generation, twin-headed fully-automated buffing machine to ensure the greatest possible accuracy in the preparation of its retread tyre casings.  Capable of working to a tolerance of one millimetre, the new Danish-built SI0 buffing machine is now being used in the production of Vacu-Lug's Duramold range of premium [...]

December 23rd, 2009|Press Releases|0 Comments

Green in every way: The Delivery Co’s new Vacu-Lug Duramold tyres

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has helped The Delivery Co (see Editor's note 1) celebrate its victory in the Retread Manufacturers' Association (RMA) 2009 Green Fleet Awards by producing what is believed to be the world's first ever set of green tyres.  Now fitted to the carbon-neutral, 7.5-tonne electric distribution truck operated by The Delivery Co in [...]

November 1st, 2009|Press Releases|0 Comments

Lloyd Fraser Contracts opts for Vacu-Lug tyre fleet management agreement

Lloyd Fraser Contracts has selected Vacu-Lug as the tyre fleet management solution-provider for its Manor Bakeries contract, an operation concerned with the nationwide distribution of a wide range of household-name bakery products including the Mr Kipling brand. Covering the tyre-management of Lloyd Fraser's 38 Manor Bakeries-dedicated MAN tractor units and 120-strong permanent trailer fleet, the [...]

November 1st, 2009|Press Releases|0 Comments

Vacu-Lug wraps up to stay cool

Retread tyre manufacturer Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has recently completed a major environmental upgrade at its Grantham, Lincolnshire production facility.  The project has involved the design, creation and fitment of modularised thermal insulation jackets to each of the 67 curing moulds used by the company in the production of the 140,000 Duramold retread tyres it manufactures [...]

August 1st, 2009|Press Releases|0 Comments

Vacu-Lug renews and extends contract with Nightfreight

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Limited, Europe’s largest independent producer of commercial and industrial retreaded tyres, has renewed its national distribution contract with leading specialist delivery business Nightfreight and further extended its scope to include work previously handled in-house. As part of the new deal Nightfreight has renewed its dedicated 12-strong Vacu-Lug trailer fleet, all of which [...]

August 1st, 2009|Press Releases|0 Comments

Vacu-Lug introduces VFM Tyre Rescue

Following the recent launch of VFM, Vacu-Lug’s state-of-the-art tyre fleet management system (see below for further information), a second and complementary service known as VFM Tyre Rescue has now been introduced to add further value and assure users’ complete peace of mind at all times. “VFM Tyre Rescue is our new nationwide emergency tyre breakdown [...]

March 1st, 2009|Press Releases|0 Comments