Solstor goes green

Kent-based UK and international supply chain specialist Solstor UK Ltd has reported an overall reduction of almost 20 tonnes of CO2 emissions since moving to a Vacu-Lug new and remould tyre policy for its tractor unit fleet – and from a new-only policy to a Vacu-Lug remould policy on its trailer fleet last May.

“Solstor is firmly committed to reducing its impact upon the environment, and we recognise the contribution being made in this respect to our operations by Vacu-Lug,” said Andy Hitchings, operations director for Solstor UK. “Furthermore, in addition to benefiting the environment, the switch in our tyre policy is also proving financially successful, while operational service levels are unaffected.”

To emphasise the environmental benefits of its new tyre policies, a proportion of the Vacu-Lug Duramold remould tyres fitted to the Solstor fleet are made from a green-coloured compound developed by Vacu-Lug. This compound has a lower rolling resistance than regular tyres, and therefore contributes further towards CO2 reduction.

Solstor UK is part of the AG Thames Group, and has depots in Crayford, Peterborough and Boston.