First Bus has renewed its Effityres contract with Michelin solutions for two thirds of its fleet.
The two-year contract will see tyre management experts from Michelin solutions supply, fit and service Michelin tyres on more than 4,000 buses operating from garages across the UK.
First Bus renewed the deal with Michelin solutions having worked together for the past eight years. First Bus operates around one fifth of local bus services in Britain, outside London.
Andrea Clegg, Procurement Manager for First Bus, said, “Our tyres literally keep our buses moving, so you have to demand the best from both the product and the team managing them in service.
“We have a good working relationship with Michelin solutions. It’s very rare to hear of any surprises with our tyre contract. They understand our business fully and have the ideal products for the environment our vehicles operate in.”
First Bus operates a fleet of 6,400 buses and carries approximately 1.6 million passengers a day in a huge number of communities including 40 of the UK’s largest towns and cities.