Bridgestone is to supply Hexagon Leasing with a range of products, in what has been described as a ‘perfect fit’ for both parties.
Specifically, Bridgestone will deploy its tyres, reporting systems and a tailored tyre pressure monitoring policy to the Hexagon fleet.
As a result, Hexagon Leasing will have over 3,000 of its vehicles fitted with Bridgestone tyres.
“Our brief was a bit like piecing together a big jigsaw,” said Hexagon’s head of operations, Dean Bailey.
“There are so many things to factor in.
“For example, product selection, reporting, maintenance and, of course, price.
“However, Bridgestone turned out to be the perfect fit for us.”
Bailey explained Hexagon wasn’t looking for just a tyre supplier.
Instead, the company wanted a strategic partner who understood the needs of the business.
“It became very clear early on that Bridgestone were one of few companies who could deliver in this regard,” he revealed.
Furthermore, Hexagon was impressed with Bridgestone’s attention to detail and consultative approach to the business.
It was able to develop a range of bespoke solutions to meet the needs of Hexagon’s customers.
The fleet will predominantly run on the Duravis R002, which focus on wear performance and fuel efficiency.
Meanwhile, both Hexagon and its customers will benefit from an agreed tyre pressure policy.
The policy will save the fleet money in terms of fuel costs.
In addition, it will reduce the risk of breakdowns and improve on Hexagon’s downtime targets.
“Bridgestone’s full reporting suite is a key component behind our partnership too,” added Bailey.
“It allows us to forecast our monthly spend and monthly replacements.
“In addition, it provides in-depth reports about the things we want to see, such as effective tyre husbandry.”
Bailey also cited the importance of pressure checks to get the maximum life from each tyre casing.