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 fleet management solution because it wanted increased visibility and standardisation within a tyre agreement and was impressed by the advanced control and reporting systems that Vacu-Lug offered.

Kent-based resource management and recycling specialist Countrystyle Recycling is a leading, privately-owned resource management and recycling company, which is capable of handling, processing, disposing and recycling almost all forms of waste. It operates an extensive commercial waste recyclable collection service in Kent and manages a mixed fleet of vehicles.

The tyres specified by Countrystyle are Vacu-Lug, Pirelli, Formula and Westlake, depending on the vehicle type involved. They are managed through Vacu-Lug’s advanced tyre fleet management system, VMS, while all fitments and breakdowns are supplied and covered by ATS Euromaster.

The VMS system is designed to ensure that operators get the most out of their tyres and that the best practice is adhered to, as a way of helping with cost control and boosting operational efficiency.

Vacu-Lug Business Development Manager, David Fowler, says: “The Vacu-Lug product, combined with the service delivery of ATS and the experience both companies have in this type of operation, fits like a hand in a glove.”

Drew Crouch, Group Transport Manager (Compliance) for Countrystyle Recycling, comments:

“As the company has grown, the necessity to have a more structured approach to the tyre procurement in relation to the standardisation and visibility of the products and services fitted has increased. It was decided that the combination of the Vacu-Lug product combined with Vacu-Lug’s fleet management system, with the coverage of ATS Euromaster, and the many benefits that they can offer, will allow Countrystyle to move forward in a more controlled manner.”

Countrystyle’s flagship facility, at Ridham in Sittingbourne, Kent, provides specialist services for the recycling of plasterboard and wood. Other services that Countrystyle provides include in-vessel composting, two waste transfer stations and an extensive commercial waste recyclable collection service providing local authorities and businesses with closed loop waste and resource management recycling services.

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