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Yokohama secures airport fleet tyre deal

Yokohama has won a deal to supply its tyres to Heathrow-based Rushlift Ltd for its 450-strong fleet of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) vans based at Gatwick Airport.

The BluEarth-Van RY55 is the newest tyre in Yokohama’s van range
The BluEarth-Van RY55 is the newest tyre in Yokohama’s van range

The firm has selected Yokohama’s BluEarth-Van RY55 and Geolandar G015 A/T tyres. The BluEarth-Van RY55 is the newest tyre in Yokohama’s van range and is already used by a number of specialist fleets for its fuel saving, environmental and performance credentials. Meanwhile, the Geolandar G015 A/T tyre has been designed for durability and handling, even in the most demanding winter conditions.

Tony Valentine, fleet and national account manager, Yokohama HPT, said: “As you can imagine, airport environments rely on seamless logistics which can be severely affected by vehicle downtime. We’re very pleased that Rushlift has become the latest in a growing number of fleets who trust in Yokohama to equip their vehicles.”

The tyres will be fitted across Rushlift’s entire Gatwick Airport fleet which includes Fiat Panda, Ford Transit minibuses, Connect, Fiesta and Focus models as well as Volkswagen Crafter and Caddy support vehicles. Servicing of the Rushlift fleet is provided by City 1st Tyres, Slough.

Commenting on the agreement, Stewart Salmon, regional operations manager, Rushlift, said: “Yokohama is a first class product with excellent customer service at competitive prices.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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