Vacu-Lug, the Grantham-based commercial tyre retreading specialist and fleet management solutions provider, introduced a number of new ‘retread’ tyres at this year’s CV Show and reports a “very encouraging” response from new and existing customers alike.

A total of 12 tyres, including drive, trailer and steer, were on display, including a number from Vacu-Lug’s tyre partner Westlake. These suit a cross section of commercial transport applications, including heavy and light truck, waste management and construction.

From Vacu-Lug’s own premium retread range was the Logistik drive LD01 and Logistik Supersingle trailer LT01. Also from the Vacu-Lug retread stable was a selection of Duramold tyres designed for a cross-section of heavy and light truck commercial operations.

“This was our first time at the CV Show for over 10 years” says Vacu-Lug’s Sales Director, Dave Alsop “and we were delighted to take this opportunity to display a selection of our commercial vehicle tyre range to the industry. To say we were pleased is an understatement. Clearly, there is still a strong demand for premium retread tyres in the HGV sector, as it would appear that some of the very cheap imports are not proving to be as cost-effective as expected.”

Visitors to the stand were also able to discover more about Vacu-Lug’s fleet management service. The Vacu-Lug Management System (VMS) is a bespoke tyre management system for use by its customers throughout the UK. VMS is an online application which enhances compliance, fleet efficiency and, ultimately, safety. The system enables complete traceability and allows operators to access all transactions and analyse fleet data in real-time using full tyre usage reports for each item of equipment.

Vacu-Lug is a leading manufacturer of retread tyres and also the sole UK distributor for all Westlake truck and bus radial tyres. Additionally, Vacu-Lug is a distributor of Yokohama commercial vehicle and earthmover tyres and Magna Industrial and Earthmover tyres. Vacu-Lug also manufactures Pirelli Novateck tyres under license.

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