Powered access rental company AFI-Uplift ("AFI") has chosen ATS Euromaster to supply and service the tyres across its fleet of nearly 4,400 assets, in a deal worth more than £120,000 a year.
Decision-makers at AFI – which has 18 depots throughout the UK, a 90-strong commercial vehicle fleet and 4,300 access machines – chose ATS Euromaster largely in a bid to work with a company whose health and safety values and standards matched its own.
As a provider of powered access platforms used for working at height, AFI is conscious of the importance of health and safety, and is currently undergoing various ISO (International Organization for Standardisation) accreditations, the most recent being an accreditation in health and safety management.
AFI’s Transport Manager, Paul Shipman, says: “We wanted to find a tyre service provider whose approach to health and safety complemented our own, as anything that helps to ensure that our machines are as safe to use as possible is very important to us. ATS Euromaster, with its impressive list of accreditations, was exactly what we were looking for.”
Earlier this year ATS Euromaster became the first national tyre specialist to receive accreditations from SAFEcontractor and CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Scheme). It also has ISO accreditation 9001 Quality Management System standard – and holds the Royal Warrant as the official supplier of tyres to Her Majesty the Queen.
AFI’s contract with ATS Euromaster will see its commercial vehicles fitted with a mixture of tyre brands, namely Taurus, Aeolus, Pirelli and Vacu-Lug remoulds.
Services covered in the contract include tyre repair and pressure maintenance; wheel balancing and alignment, to ensure the tyres and wheels across both the transport and machinery fleet are kept in optimum condition for maximum safety; and a rapid response, free-phone emergency call-out service.
Fleet management information will be available to staff at head office and each of AFI’s depots across the UK via ATS Euromaster’s Web Reporter system, enabling managers to monitor and analyse all aspects of their tyre spend.
“ATS Euromaster will effectively manage our tyres for us,” says Shipman. “This ‘one-stop shop’ approach is another valuable asset to the contract, as it leaves us free to focus on core business without having the extra burden of worrying about our tyres.”
AFI-Uplift supplies powered access platforms to customers in various industries, in particular construction and maintenance. Its machine fleet includes scissor lifts, boom lifts, mast lifts and push-around vertical lifts. These vary in height, from 4 m to 44 m, and are available both for hire and for sale.
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