Princebuild Turns to CrossClimate tyres for improved safety in all weather conditions
Construction and property maintenance specialist Princebuild
is rolling out Michelin’s CrossClimate+ and Agilis CrossClimate tyres across
its entire 180 cars and vans.
The move is designed to ensure its fleet benefits from
traction all year round thanks to Michelin’s latest generation summer tyres
offering full winter capability.
The Peterborough-based company made the decision to switch
after a meeting with Michelin showed the statistics and improved safety its
CrossClimate range of tyres could offer.
The new tyres will be fitted to the fleet’s 60 Renault
Mégane and Vauxhall Insignia cars and 120 Renault Trafic and Master vans, as
Being summer tyres makes adopting the new policy simple and
cost-effective, as the CrossClimate+ and Agilis CrossClimate tyres can be
fitted in pairs on the same axle. That avoids the need to replace all four
existing tyres at the same time, as necessary when moving from summer to winter
Jonathan Brown, fleet and facilities executive manager at
Princebuild, said: “The safety of our drivers is paramount. We want to make
sure they have every confidence in their vehicle no matter what the weather -
these new Michelin tyres are proving the ideal solution.
“We hold regular feedback sessions and are constantly
hearing praise for the reduced braking distances and improved grip these new
tyres are delivering.”
Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres offer the benefits of a summer
tyre for dry and wet braking, energy efficiency and total mileage, while
boasting the braking performance and traction of a winter tyre on cold, wet or
The Agilis CrossClimate is claimed to be proven to boost
safety in all weathers whilst delivering high mileage, and impressive
robustness, damage resistance and long-lasting performance, equating to low
total cost of ownership.
That will provide Princebuild with longevity for the 35,000
miles each of its vehicles travel annually, helping to reduce replacement
intervals and wheel interventions.
Mr Brown added: “When faced with unpredictable
conditions we now know our fleet will be able to keep running and performance
won’t suffer. Plus we’re benefiting from better all-round tyres which we’re
projecting will last much longer, so we’re confident of seeing savings on a
cost-per-mile basis too.”