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Grantham company invests £500,000 in new forklift programme

Vaculug Ltd has announced a £500,000 investment in a new forklift programme and purchases 11 forklift trucks from Linde Material Handling. Despite the pandemic, Vaculug has remained operational throughout government lockdowns and continues to [...]

June 23rd, 2021|Press Releases|

Vaculug promotes Perry Buckley as Sales & Business Development Director

Vaculug is proud to announce the promotion of Perry Buckley as Sales & Business Development Director. Perry joined the company in January 2020 as Fleet Business Development Director bringing with him a wealth of [...]

March 8th, 2021|Press Releases|

Efficiency top of the agenda for Cawleys as they sign agreement with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Cawleys, one of the UK’s leading, independently-owned recycling companies, has signed a tyre supply and maintenance agreement with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management. The agreement, which started in October of this year, provides Cawleys with a reliable [...]

December 14th, 2018|Press Releases|

Range of agricultural tyre tools and accessories available at LAMMA 19

The Tyre Equipment Company will be in attendance at LAMMA 19, offering a range of tools and equipment to visitors looking to grab a bargain or those simply wanting to stock up for the year [...]

November 21st, 2018|Press Releases|

The Tyre Equipment Company to exhibit at Euro Bus Expo 2018

This month will see Lincolnshire-based equipment supplier The Tyre Equipment Company take to the Euro Bus Expo exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC for the first time. The company, who supply a wide range of tyre servicing [...]

October 18th, 2018|Press Releases|

Port Express team up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management to ensure compliance and efficiency

Port Express Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of container transport services, has selected Vacu-Lug Tyre Management as its dedicated tyre management solutions partner. Port Express, who provide a comprehensive range of container transport [...]

September 28th, 2018|Press Releases|

Zenises purchases Europe’s largest independent retreader

London, 31 July, 2018 – As Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Limited – Europe’s largest independent retreader – has today joined the Zenises family! The Zenises Group has not only purchased the entire company and equipment but [...]

August 1st, 2018|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug begins manufacturing Hankook’s Alphatread range

Production of Hankook’s Alphatread truck tyre range – an environmentally-conscious bead-to-bead set of retread tyres – is now underway at the Vacu-Lug factory in Grantham. Designed for medium haul fleets, the range consists of four [...]

June 18th, 2018|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug appointed as official UK distributor of Magna and MTP tyres

Following a steady demand from the UK market for the Magna tyres range, Magna Tyres Group has appointed Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Ltd as its official UK distributor. The official agreement was signed in April which [...]

May 17th, 2018|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug demonstrate how to manage tyres ‘the smart way’ at The CV Show 2018

The focus of Vacu-Lug’s stand at this year’s CV Show was its new tyre management app – VMS Mobile – which provides fleet managers with fingertip access to their fleet’s tyre data – anytime, anywhere. [...]

May 2nd, 2018|Press Releases|

The Tyre Equipment Company awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for a third year running

It’s a hat trick for The Tyre Equipment Company as they have been awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service status for a third year running. Feefo’s Gold Trusted Service Award is an independent seal of excellence [...]

March 9th, 2018|Press Releases|

Tyre management ‘top of the agenda’ for Vacu-Lug at this year’s CV Show

This April, Vacu-Lug will be informing visitors to The Commercial Vehicle Show how their fleet can benefit – economically, environmentally and legally - from the company’s tyre management service. Vacu-Lug will be taking the opportunity [...]

February 19th, 2018|Press Releases|

Biomarsh turn to Vacu-Lug Tyre Management to aid compliance throughout their UK fleet

Leading tanker and environmental waste firm, Biomarsh Environmental Ltd, has joined forces with Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres with the commencement of a comprehensive tyre management contract, designed to provide nationwide support and aid compliance throughout the [...]

February 19th, 2018|Press Releases|

The new Vacu-Lug Carbon Calculator tool generates real personalised data for fleets

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, the UK’s leading independent retreader, has introduced a carbon counting tool which, says the company, enables their fleet customers to measure the environmental benefits of using Vacu-Lug retread tyres in comparison to [...]

October 12th, 2017|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug takes tyre management to the next level with the launch of VMS Mobile

Vacu-Lug has launched its own tyre fleet management app to provide customers with remote access to their vehicle data. Called VMS Mobile, the new app summarises individual vehicle information held online within Vacu-Lug’s VMS tyre [...]

July 25th, 2017|Press Releases|

IWJS celebrate 40th anniversary as new Vacu-Lug tyre policy ‘measures up’ to requirements

IWJS – or Industrial Water Jetting Systems - the national waste water management and high-pressure water jetting services specialist, has appointed Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres to provide a comprehensive tyre management and husbandry service for its [...]

July 13th, 2017|Press Releases|

Shanks reduce vehicle downtime with complete tyre service management from Vacu-Lug

After a thorough tender process, Shanks Waste Management Ltd has selected Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Ltd to manage its commercial vehicles and mobile plant and machinery tyres for a number of recycling centres throughout the UK. [...]

June 1st, 2017|Press Releases|

High demand for Logistik retreads sees fourth press installed at Vacu-Lug

Any operator hoping for improved fuel efficiency from a retread tyre looks closely at rolling resistance and that's exactly what Grantham-based commercial tyre retreading specialist Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres did when developing its successful Logistik platform [...]

May 12th, 2017|Press Releases|

AFI Uplift goes for gold as Vacu-Lug retread tyres help to reduce emissions and cut noise

AFI Uplift, one of the UK’s leading powered access hire companies, has renewed its FORS gold accreditation with the assistance of leading independent UK retreader Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres. As part of the accreditation, which is [...]

April 20th, 2017|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug rolls out new generation tyre at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, the Grantham-based commercial tyre retreading specialist and tyre management solutions provider, is launching the first of a new generation of tyres featuring an enhanced sidewall protection system at the upcoming CV Show. [...]

April 11th, 2017|Press Releases|

The Tyre Equipment Company awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2017

The Tyre Equipment Company has been awarded a Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is [...]

March 10th, 2017|Press Releases|

The Tyre Equipment Company adds Ken-Tool products to its range

Long-established equipment supplier, The Tyre Equipment Company (TEC), has added American manufacturer Ken-Tool’s products to its range and began supplying these throughout the UK and Ireland on the 1st January 2017. Ken-Tool, a leader in [...]

February 27th, 2017|Press Releases|

The Tyre Equipment Company to exhibit Ken-Tool range at The Commercial Vehicle Show

This year’s upcoming Commercial Vehicle Show will see The Tyre Equipment Company (TEC) return to the NEC showcasing a selection of commercial tyre changing tools and equipment from Ken-Tool, as well as other products from [...]

February 15th, 2017|Press Releases|

Operators take control using Vacu-Lug’s tyre management system

The latest upgrade of Vacu-Lug’s VMS system has added a self-authorisation function, which allows customers to validate and authorise any work that has been carried out on their vehicles from their own computer. This development [...]

December 21st, 2016|Press Releases|

Fred Sherwood Group cuts vehicle downtime with new tyre management contract

The Fred Sherwood Group reports significant improvements in vehicle downtime since selecting Vacu-Lug to manage its fleet tyre requirements. Starting from June 2016, the contract covers tyre supply and tyre management for all the transport [...]

September 16th, 2016|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug hits 20-year high as Brexit leaves market ‘wide open’

An interview with Tim Hercock, Managing Director of Vacu-Lug. Since 2008, the global transport industry has, like most industries, needed to adapt to contracting demand. This, for many, has necessitated cost cutting, product diversification, more [...]

August 31st, 2016|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug returns to The CV Show with a selection of premium tyres

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 [...]

June 7th, 2016|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug introduces three new tyres to its heavy commercial vehicle range

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, the Grantham-based commercial tyre retreading specialist and new tyre importer has introduced three new retread tyres for the heavier end of the commercial vehicle transport sector. New size - LD01 Logistik Drive [...]

April 28th, 2016|Press Releases|

The Tyre Equipment Company has been awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant status for 2016

The Tyre Equipment Company is delighted to have been awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant status for 2016, which is an annual recognition acknowledging excellence in customer service. Gold Trusted Merchant status is awarded to businesses [...]

March 24th, 2016|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug and Westlake to Exhibit at 2016 Commercial Vehicle Show

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, the Grantham-based commercial tyre retreading specialist and tyre management solutions provider will be present at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show in Hall 4 (Stand 4H120) showcasing its range of Vacu-Lug retread and [...]

March 4th, 2016|Press Releases|

The Tyre Equipment Company gearing up for The Commercial Vehicle Show

With The Commercial Vehicle Show fast approaching, The Tyre Equipment Company is preparing to exhibit at the show for a second year running. As a long-established specialist supplier of tyre service parts and equipment, The [...]

March 4th, 2016|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug receives a Gold Rating for its sustainable CSR policies

Vacu-Lug Tyres was delighted to receive a Gold Rating for its sustainable CSR policies following an independent audit by EcoVadis on behalf of Veolia Environment. Less than 5% of companies globally are awarded the Gold [...]

February 12th, 2016|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug supply wide range of light commercial vehicle tyres

Already offering a comprehensive range of light truck tyres, both self-produced and imported from Westlake and Yokohama, Vacu-Lug can also supply Westlake commercial van tyres throughout the UK. Westlake’s commercial van tyres are available in [...]

January 22nd, 2016|Press Releases|

Tyre management system ensures compliance & cost control for recycling operator

Mid UK Recycling Ltd, a leading independent waste management, recycling and resource recovery specialist reports 100% traceability since switching to Vacu-Lug to provide a dedicated tyre management service. With a comprehensive range of resource recovery [...]

January 20th, 2016|Press Releases|

Westlake teams up with Leicester Tigers with Match Ball Sponsorship

Leicester Tigers have teamed up with Westlake after the tyre company became their official match ball sponsor. Westlake is currently strengthening its range of truck and van tyres and has turned to one of the strongest, best-performing [...]

November 26th, 2015|Press Releases|

BNP Paribas Rental Solutions renew contract with Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres

Grantham-based retreading company, Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, has renewed its contract with BNP Paribas Rental Solutions, which first began in February 2012. BNP Paribas Rental Solutions, part of French banking group BNP Paribas, is a commercial vehicle [...]

October 27th, 2015|Press Releases|

Apex Plant Group continues to benefit from relationship with Vacu-Lug and Westlake Tyres

Leicestershire-based Apex Plant Group is continuing to see the benefits of using Westlake Tyres, two years on from when Vacu-Lug first began supplying them with Westlake products. Based in Cosby, Leicester, Apex Plant Group is [...]

August 24th, 2015|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug ramps up production as new Logistik tyres take hold

Grantham-based remoulding specialist, Vacu-Lug, launched its Logistik 295/80R22.5 commercial vehicle drive axle tyre in November 2014. In early 2015, the new Logistik Drive 315/70R22.5 followed and is already proving to be a direct hit across [...]

August 18th, 2015|Press Releases|

H+H Celcon boosts tyre hours with the Magna MR800 from Vacu-Lug

H&H Celcon, the UK’s largest manufacturer of Aircrete blocks, reports significant savings and improved performance for its forklift fleet, since switching to Magna all-steel radial tyres. Supplied by Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, the Magna MR800s are [...]

April 23rd, 2015|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug scoops new tyre contract with Countrystyle Recycling

Grantham-based Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has secured a major new contract with Countrystyle Recycling for the supply and management of tyres for its fleet of vehicles. Fast-growing Countrystyle opted for the Vacu-Lug full tyre supply and [...]

April 2nd, 2015|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug continues to enhance its production facilities with the latest technology

Vacu-Lug is continuing to invest heavily in the latest technologies and processes this year with a number of enhancements underway throughout its production facilities. Current developments include the addition of two more phases of conveyor [...]

March 4th, 2015|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug celebrates two-year relationship with Westlake Tyres

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres is celebrating a two-year anniversary relationship with Westlake Tyres and recently launched a new “streamlined” tyre range. This new Westlake truck and bus tyre range was showcased at the recent IAA show [...]

January 14th, 2015|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug to introduce MTP budget range to their product portfolio

Grantham based tyre firm Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres is delighted to announce that from January 2015 it will begin distributing a new budget range of off-the-road (OTR) tyres. The new range, named MTP, is produced by [...]

December 9th, 2014|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug takes innovative aircraft tyre technology as model for new tyre range

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has launched the first in its new flagship range of commercial vehicle drive axle tyres, inspired by the latest production techniques and technologies used in aircraft and high-performance tyres. The Vacu-Lug Logistik [...]

November 26th, 2014|Press Releases|

Yorkshire tipper firm controls operating costs with Vacu-Lug

North Yorkshire bulk tipper operator M Kettlewell (Melmerby) has signed a fixed price contract with Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres for the supply and management of tyres for its fleet of vehicles and trailers. Ripon-based M Kettlewell [...]

November 7th, 2014|Press Releases|

WG Tanker Group celebrates 18-month relationship with Westlake tyres

Fast-growing WG Tanker Group, which describes itself as a “one-stop-shop for all powder tanker requirements”, has had a successful relationship with Westlake tyres (distributed by Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres) for the last 18 months and says [...]

October 31st, 2014|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug keeps a firm grip after 30 years tyre support for Viridor in Greater Manchester

Working with Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, is entering its 30th Year of tyre  supply and service support to the Viridor’s long term waste [...]

July 29th, 2014|Press Releases|

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 [...]

April 2nd, 2014|Press Releases|

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 [...]

March 26th, 2014|Press Releases|

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 [...]

February 14th, 2014|Press Releases|

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 [...]

January 31st, 2014|Press Releases|

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 [...]

January 12th, 2014|Press Releases|

Westlake success for Charles Brown & Son Haulage Limited

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire-based transport operator Charles Brown & Son Haulage Limited has become the first UK operator to fit Westlake tyres to its fleet since Vacu-Lug was appointed sole UK distributorship for this cost-effective brand, [...]

May 29th, 2013|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug broadens its offering with acquisition of the Tyre Equipment Company

Tyre solutions partner Vacu-Lug has further extended the range of products and services it provides to the UK transport industry with the acquisition of the Tyre Equipment Company, a leading supplier of tyre trade-related products [...]

January 31st, 2013|Press Releases|

Go Plant go with Vacu-Lug

Ibstock, Leicestershire-based Go Plant Limited has signed a two-year fixed price contract for the supply and management of tyres for its nationwide fleet of refuse collectors, sweepers and other specialist vehicles. Covering a total of [...]

May 23rd, 2012|Press Releases|

Long-term trial success results in container handling equipment tyre win for Vacu-Lug

A long-term trial which saw tyre operating costs reduce by 30 percent per hour has resulted in Vacu-Lug being awarded a container handling equipment tyre supply agreement by W. H. Malcolm Limited. The agreement covers [...]

March 23rd, 2012|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug upgrades its production facility with the installation of a new conveyor system

In a major investment, Vacu-Lug has commissioned a new conveyor system for its Grantham retread tyre manufacturing centre. The new system runs the total length of the buffing and examination area and is used to [...]

January 16th, 2012|Press Releases|

Viridor South East renews and grows

Leading waste management services provider, Viridor has renewed its agreement for tyre management services with Vacu-Lug in a move which also sees a further 100 vehicles added to the portfolio.  These fleet additions are due [...]

July 16th, 2011|Press Releases|

Veolia extends

National waste management operator Veolia, has added three further elements to its Vacu-Lug portfolio.  These come on the back of Veolia's contract wins with local authorities in Haringey, East Kent and East Hertfordshire and represent [...]

July 6th, 2011|Press Releases|

JWS Churngold turns to Vacu-Lug

Leyland, Lancashire-based waste management specialist JWS Churngold has opted for a Vacu-Lug two-year fixed price tyre management contract for 40 trucks and trailers working on its partnership agreement with Lancashire County Council. JWS Churngold has [...]

June 23rd, 2011|Press Releases|

ISO 14001 Environmental Certification confirms Vacu-Lug’s Green Credentials

Vacu-Lug Tyres has been awarded ISO14001:2004 status for its Environmental Management System, underlining the green benefits of dealing with the UK’s leading independent retread tyre manufacturer. The award follows a rigorous external inspection and audit, [...]

March 10th, 2011|Press Releases|

‘Green’ Vacu-Lug tyres improve efficiency for H. E. Payne and Greenvale AP

Wyboston, Bedfordshire-based H.E. Payne Transport Limited and its customer, potato merchant Greenvale AP, have teamed up with Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres to trial a new generation of energy-efficient Duramold retread tyres.  Coloured green to reinforce their [...]

January 7th, 2011|Press Releases|

BOCM PAULS LTD selects Vacu-Lug for major tyre fleet management contract

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has been awarded a major tyre fleet management contract by leading agricultural feedstuffs supplier, BOCM PAULS LTD.  Under the agreement, Vacu-Lug will take overall responsibility for the replacement, repair and management of [...]

November 19th, 2010|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug celebrates its 100,000th premium remould for the municipal industry with a special ‘treasure hunt’ competition

In just four years since its launch, Vacu-Lug Tyres has produced the 100,000th Duramold WZY2 tyre, its premium quality remould for the municipal and waste management industry.  To commemorate this achievement, Vacu-Lug has organised a [...]

October 29th, 2010|Press Releases|

Notts Authorities enter 4 year Tyre Management Contract with Vacu-Lug

The Nottinghamshire Authorities Vehicle Consortium has entered into a single contract with Vacu-Lug Tyres for the management of all the tyres on their fleet vehicles. Commencing on 1st April 2010, Vacu-Lug Tyres are responsible for [...]

June 1st, 2010|Press Releases|

Vacu-Lug and Pirelli win Supply Agreement for WH Malcolm Group

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, [...]

May 21st, 2010|Press Releases|

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 [...]

December 23rd, 2009|Press Releases|

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 [...]

November 1st, 2009|Press Releases|

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 [...]

November 1st, 2009|Press Releases|

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 [...]

August 1st, 2009|Press Releases|

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 [...]

March 1st, 2009|Press Releases|

Lloyd Fraser Supply Chain focuses on Vacu-Lug for Focus

Tamworth-based Lloyd Fraser Supply Chain has renewed the tyre fleet management agreement for all trucks and trailers on its dedicated Focus DIY distribution contract with Vacu-Lug for a further three years.  The agreement covers a [...]

December 1st, 2008|Press Releases|
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