“In the harsh, tough environments that our trucks are working in every day, it’s inevitable that the tyres are going to take a kicking. To meet the needs of our customers, we frequently drive off-road on tracks littered with sharp rocks with a heavy payload. This puts a huge strain on the performance of the tyre that, without careful management, can rapidly develop an issue. In the worst-case scenario, that could leave a vehicle stranded, a customer disappointed and require us to fit a costly replacement.”
Transport Manager at Kane Group
"What we are looking for in a tyre manufacturing company is service, we needed a supplier that could serve as an extension of our own customer service. The clients depend on us day in and day out, so fixing tyres quickly and efficiently is critical to us for maintaining strong, long lasting relationships. I'm pleased to say since we took the transition to Bandvulc and Continental, we've been really impressed with the results."
Fleet Maintenance Manager at MC Rentals
“I was astonished. We always check fitting and removal dates to keep an eye on tyre costs and performance, but we’ve never experienced anything like the distance covered by these Conti HD3s. I was so sure we must have made a mistake, I checked another Scania in the yard, and found it had already done almost 440,00kms and still had a good 11mm of tread depth."
Mike Hill, Partner, H & L Transport
“We spend a long time regularly analysing the fleet and its needs. Today, we have a policy of fitting the latest Continental Hybrid series tyres across steer and drive axles on trucks, these are the HS3 and HD3 tyres, and the HT3 variant on all Firmin trailers. These models deliver outstanding mileage performance and fuel efficiency in both wet and dry conditions. It means we can give Firmin maximum economical operation, mile after mile after mile."
Rob Rose, Commercial Sales Manager, Watling Tyres
I knew Adams Tyres, the local Continental dealer, and as our fleet grew we looked at the options. On their advice, we switched exclusively to Continental. They cost a little more than the budget/economy tyres, as you’d expect, but they are much better. More consistent tread wear and fewer punctures means a longer service life and overall lower costs.”
“I am confident the move to Continental has saved us a good 20% in terms of tyre costs and associated downtime.”
Ian Donkin, Transport Manager, The Ashcourt Group
"The key tyre properties for us are fuel consumption, mileage, retreadability and safety. Continental is a real partner to Patinter, offering us a reliable package. In view of the quality and performance of Continental premium tyres, their purchase price is of lesser importance. Continental is always available at short notice with reliable and high-quality service."
Francisco Polonio, Owner of Patinter
"Continental is a premium quality tyre with a good casing. Long distance tyres have to have the whole package, which is what Continental tyres offer. Premium quality and a European service network is what we most appreciate."
Ola Ahlqvist, General Manager & Rustan Eliasson, Fleet Manager
Schenker in Sweden:
Schenker AB was founded in October 1998, when BTL Sweden and Schenker Transport were merged into one company. Since then, the company has developed rapidly.
In Sweden Schenker offers companies a variety of domestic and international transport and logistics services. With advanced traffic and information systems, strict quality guidelines, environmental experience and effective logistics services, Schenker is striving to provide strategical development in logistics and advice.
Schenker in Sweden has 4,177 employees divided into 2,140 white-collar workers and 1,977 employed under collective agreement. In addition to that about 7,000 people indirectly work for the company via subsidiaries.
"Most important for me is, that I can always count and rely on the performance. What we need is a reliable product to meet deadlines. Since I have been driving with Continental, there is maybe one breakdown per year. So the tyres are very reliable.
I was using Michelin before, but was not satisfied with the service, as it was not reliable. Afterwards I changed to Bridgestone, but did not think the quality was good. So today, I only use Continental.
Continental tyres offer the right price for the whole package. This is very important to me. It is a comprehensive offer: very good service and mileage cost. The personal contact is of big importance to me. I am working with a Continental representative who takes care of the technical part and provides me with very professional service. I can always count on him."
Jonas Wackfelt, Owner