There’s no question that Scottish aggregates firm, Patersons Quarries, has a strong working partnership with Continental-owned tyre business R&J Strang Tyre Services Ltd. Boasting a staggering 25-year professional affiliation, the pair have recently committed to hitting their pearl anniversary, with a new five-year deal, securing a total three decades of collaboration. For Patersons, an outstanding, personal level of service is matched by Continental and Bandvulc’s durable and dependable tyre offering.
With five active quarries across Scotland’s central belt, Patersons Quarries fleet of 80 trucks are a common sight on the country’s roads. Founded in 1973, the company’s ethos of providing Scottish construction sites with locally sourced materials has helped Patersons to enjoy sustained growth and build an enviable reputation for quality and service. Raw aggregates form a large part of Patersons’ offering, however, the firm also manufactures its own construction materials, including bricks, blocks, kerbstones and concrete.
In a quarry and building site environment, the tyre’s robust four-belt casing and innovative tread design provides excellent grip and durability in all weathers. On highways, the same tread design helps to maximise fuel economy over long distances, whilst the enclosed tyre shoulder inspires confidence with exceptional handling and stability characteristics. Drive axles are fitted with the Bandvulc Big D premium retreaded tyres, with the high-polymer compound, ArmorbandTM sidewall reinforcement and extra deep tread supporting Patersons’ trucks to keep going in the harshest of conditions.
“Safety and reliability are critical to our success,” Gordon explains. “We’re more than happy to invest in the tyres needed to deliver the results. We’ve been shouting about Continental’s family of products for years, and their tyres have a well-earned place in the quarrying market. At the end of the day, it comes down to quality. Despite the environment we operate in, we’re happy that we get a fair and reasonable lifespan from the Continental and Bandvulc products. It is a case of you get what you pay for.”