Yearly Archives: 2014


Vacu-Lug measure up to heavy-duty tyre requirements

365 day steelworks operation benefits from cradle-to-grave care A global provider of onsite logistics and environmental services for metals, mining and energy producers continues to rely on Vacu-Lug tyre supply and support for its UK operation – 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Vacu-Lug, the Grantham–based remould and earthmover tyre specialists supply the [...]

2019-03-10T10:52:48+01:00June 19th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

Alan Setchfield retires but with plenty of tread to go!

After almost half a century with Vacu-Lug, Alan Setchfield is retiring. He was just 17 when, on the 2nd May 1966, he first walked  through the gates in Grantham’s already long established tyre remoulding plant to take up his first job as a yard boy. Now,  48 years later, following an impressive career path and [...]

2019-03-10T10:52:48+01:00May 2nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Vacu-Lug is first to attain three key BSI Standards

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, the Grantham based commercial tyre remoulding specialist, has been awarded OHSAS 18001 – the BSI certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management. This, added to the company’s two existing accreditations for quality and environmental management, make Vacu-Lug the first UK Retreader to hold all three standards and as such, the company has [...]

2019-03-10T10:52:48+01:00April 2nd, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

Vacu-Lug cuts steam raising energy with Babcock Wanson

Retread tyre specialist Vacu-Lug has installed a second coil type Babcock Wanson steam generator, complete with flue gas economiser, for its curing process. Vacu-Lug has operated three Babcock Wanson dual-fuel VPX 2000RR steam generators since 1989, but production engineer Peter Connolly says the VPX-RR units were reaching the end of their working life. So, with [...]

2019-03-10T10:52:48+01:00March 26th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

Containerlift look to Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres for “Uninterrupted Service”

New and retread tyres provide ‘performance and value’ for leading UK shipping company.  Containerlift, the international container handling specialists have selected Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres to provide a comprehensive tyre and support service package for their UK and European Sidelifter sales and rental operation. Based in Dunmow, Essex, Containerlift is the only container handling company in [...]

2019-03-10T10:52:48+01:00February 14th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

Watson Fuels focuses on safe deliveries with Vacu-Lug

Brinkworth, Chippenham-based Watson Fuels has opted for a Vacu-Lug tyre fleet management contract to ensure the on-going reliability and safe operation of its UK fuel distribution fleet.  The agreement covers all aspects of tyre husbandry from replacements and damage repair through to regular inspections and emergency call-outs nationwide.  To achieve maximum economy in operation, the [...]

2019-03-10T10:52:48+01:00January 31st, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

Vacu-Lug Appoints New Business Development Manager for the South East

David Fowler has been appointed to the position of Business Development Manager for Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Limited. Covering an area including Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and southwards from there to Hampshire and areas east of that line, David is responsible for further increasing Vacu-Lug’s market share of the region’s major fleets. David Fowler joined the industry [...]

2019-03-10T10:52:48+01:00January 12th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments