With quality always at the forefront of what we do, we are proud to have been awarded ISO:9001:2008 for our Quality Management System.
We hold certificate no. FM 11388 issued by the British Standards Institution and we ensure that our Quality Management System always complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 for both the manufacture of retread tyres and the repair and polyurethane filling of tyres for commercial, industrial and earthmoving vehicles. To ensure that we are maintaining our high standards of quality management, BSI conduct twice-yearly audits on our quality system.
In addition to this, we have European Standards Approval, holding approval no. 109R-000003 Ext 1 granted by the United Kingdom Vehicle Approval Authority (VCA) for a retreading production unit for commercial tyres, for motor vehicles pursuant to Regulation No: 109.
To ensure that quality is always adhered to, twice-yearly random load and speed endurance testing of our products are performed, where our tyres are randomly selected and tested for Load/Speed Endurance to Regulation No:54 (the same test as is used for new tyres).
We invest in team member training and all Vacu-Lug manufacturing team members are trained to the only internationally-recognised qualification in the retreading sector of the tyre industry – the City & Guilds of London Institute Examination in Retread Process, Workshop Practice.
In total, six individual inspections within the production process are performed by our qualified team members on every tyre that we produce: