Norfolk-based bulk haulage specialist Roger Warnes Transport and Prometeon Tyre Group have renewed their partnership for another three years.
The deal covers the entire 222‐strong Roger Warnes Transport fleet – consisting of 108 trucks and 114 trailers - on a fixed pence per kilometre (PPK) contract.
The haulier, which clocks up an annual mileage of 8.6 million kilometres across its entire fleet, has customers ranging from sugar beet and animal feed producers to glass manufacturers and local farmers.
Ian Barclay, Roger Warnes Transport’s operations director, said: “Prometeon’s Pirelli-branded tyres are absolutely perfect for the nature of our bulk haulage operation.
“They're flexible and robust enough to take any extra pressure when our vehicles are going down rough tracks that might consist of uneven material such as flint or even seashells; and they are equally suitable for our regional deliveries that might involve a long run up the M62 from Norfolk and across to Leeds with a full load of sand.”
Under the PPK deal, Prometeon supplies tyres and provides tyre maintenance. Barclay added: “We’ve always had a PPK deal with Prometeon, it suits the way we operate. Effectively, Prometeon own the tyre and we pay a monthly fee based upon our usage.
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“It takes away any nasty shocks because we know the upfront price that we’ll be paying, irrespective of whether there is damage or wear and tear.”
Roger Warnes Transport has remained loyal to Prometeon for the best part of 13 years, which Barclay said was due to the products being “wholly fit for purpose”, to Prometeon’s staff being “enthusiastic and passionate” and to its “pain free tyre management.”
He added: “I have never met such enthusiastic and passionate people when it comes to tyres. Nothing is too much trouble, and they always go above and beyond.
“They take all the hassle away - from the selection of the right tyres to the service provision - and in the event that something does go wrong, the service support provided via their network is second-to-none.”
Commenting on the contract renewal, Wayne Bell, Prometeon national fleet manager, said: “I’m delighted that Prometeon gets to continue supporting Roger Warnes Transport for all its tyre needs.
“The 13-year relationship between both parties has grown into a trusted partnership, and I personally enjoy working closely with Ian and his team to ensure a smooth, seamless tyre management experience for the entire fleet.”