· New generation of Uniroyal tyres for regional and long-distance applications
· Key steer tyres designed to offer higher Load Index to meet Euro 6 requirements
From 01 January 2017, BVF1RST, the wholesale arm of the Bandvulc Group will be the exclusive supplier of the Uniroyal* truck tyre brand across the UK.
Uniroyal, a Continental brand, benefits from premium truck tyre technology. Over many years, the brand has developed a reputation for performance and safety, whatever the weather. Building on this, throughout 2016 a new generation of tyres has been introduced. These meet the modern day needs of transport companies and provide consistent performance and safety for regional applications and long-distance routes. The new steer axle FH 40, drive axle DH 40 and trailer axle TH 40 tyres offer increased mileage, wet performance and reduced rolling resistance over predecessors.
Bandvulc Group is one of the leading UK fleet management service providers and independent truck tyre retreaders, and was acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental UK Group Holdings in July 2016.
Patrick O’Connell, Managing Director of Bandvulc Group, said ‘Our partnership with Continental has opened up a number of new opportunities. Uniroyal has a strong heritage and a great range of tyres with proven performance. It makes a lot of sense for the Group to distribute, manage and control the supply of Uniroyal in the UK, especially as we have established distribution operations across the UK.”
“In addition to wholesaling the full Uniroyal range to commercial tyre service providers across the UK, we have also started to specify and fit Uniroyal tyres to our existing fleet portfolio managed through BVPLUS+.”Thanks to a newly developed tread design, Uniroyal’s new tyre portfolio for combined regional distribution and long-haul transport, offers excellent mileage and outstanding safety on wet roads, a characteristic that is very much in keeping with the tradition of the Uniroyal brand.
The bead of the carcass has been reinforced for increased durability, while the optimised cord density means that the tyres can withstand changing loads and the special inner liner prevents gradual loss of pressure. Uniroyal’s steer axle tyres are designed to have a higher Load Index, and as such are suitable for Euro 6 vehicles.
Uniroyal Truck Tyres – New Generation available sizes
|Steer Axle||Drive Axle||Trailer Axle|
|FH 40||DH 40||TH 40|
|215/75 R 17.5 (due Apr '17)||245/70 R 17.5||205/65 R 17.5|
|245/70 R 17.5||295/80 R 22.5||215/75 R 17.5 (due Apr '17)|
|295/80 R 22.5||315/70 R 22.5||235/75 R 17.5 (due Apr '17)|
|315/70 R 22.5||315/80 R 22.5||245/70 R 17.5 (due Apr '17)|
|315/80 R 22.5||245/70 R 19.5|
|385/55 R 22.5 (due Feb '17)||285/70 R 19.5|
|385/65 R 22.5 (due Feb '17)||385/55 R 22.5|
|385/65 R 22.5|
All sizes in the new generation of tyres will be available exclusively from BVF1RST from January 2017, with further sizes being added throughout the year as well as a range of construction tyres for mixed on/off road application towards the end of the year.
* under exclusive license in Europe