Vacu-Lug and Pirelli have strengthened their partnership by jointly being awarded the contract to supply The Malcolm Group’s logistics division with their new and remould tyre requirements for the next three years.

Based in Linwood, Renfrewshire, The Malcolm Group is similar to Vacu-Lug in that it has a family-owned heritage which dates back to the 1940’s. It has grown from modest beginnings to become one of the UK’s elite logistics providers by adopting the simple mantra “Practical Solutions, Successful Partnerships”.

The decision to move away from Michelin to a Vacu-Lug and Pirelli tyre policy was made after an intensive product test and tender process, which saw the UK’s leading truck tyre manufacturers pitching their best products for performance comparisons.

The combination of Pirelli’s new FR01 front steer tyre, together with their ST35 trailer tyre being fitted to any new equipment, along with Vacu-Lug’s Duramold range of drive and trailer tyres for all replacements, has been a major boost for the two suppliers’  long term partnership.

The agreement sees ATS retained as the service provider who will supply and fit the products locally and respond to any roadside requirements for the entire fleet of 300 tractors and almost 1100 trailers.

Steve Sugden, The Malcolm Group’s Fleet Engineer commented, “Change is sometimes difficult and both Pirelli and Vacu-Lug had some tough competition to improve upon, but product performance shone through and we are looking forward to realising the benefits on our bottom line and in our service levels to our other partners, our customers”.

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