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Case study – Ovenden

ovenden

Sector: Construction
Fleet size: 23 vehicles
Solution: Purchasing management contract

Working together to support infrastructure and sea defences

Paul Arterton, Plant Manager, Ovenden Earthmoving, explains how Commercial Tyres Off Highway support their heavy plant fleet

Ovenden Earthmoving started its journey in 1973 as a contractor working on the Channel Tunnel project, and is today a major player in earthmoving, sea defence construction and beach restoration. Ovenden Earthmoving also operates landfill sites for inert waste and recycles aggregates and soil.

Paul Arterton, Plant Manager, has been with the company for five years, and explains a little more about Ovenden’s tyre management needs:

“All vehicles are owned by us and, apart from a small fleet of vans and road cleaning equipment, our tyre needs are for very heavy units that require tyre sizes to match. Our tracked units aside, the fleet currently comprises thirteen dump trucks, ten wheeled shovels and low loader transporters for moving heavy plant. Working on rugged terrain that can be found around our shores, major construction and landfill sites, vehicle tyres – no matter how large – will take a battering. Despite this we provide a 24 hour, 7 days a week support service for all of our vehicles.”

Paul commented that “Commercial Tyres Off Highway work closely with us to deliver a rapid tyre response. With two large depots in the region they are quick to respond to a tyre issue – one phone call and the job is booked, and Commercial Tyres Off Highway keep us informed throughout – including an expected return to service time shortly after their technician arrives on site.

“Commercial Tyres Off Highway work closely with us to deliver a rapid tyre response.”

Delivering these high service levels maximises vehicle uptime, and gives our customers confidence in our ability to complete works according to contracted schedules. Apart from being responsive to damage issues, Commercial Tyres Off Highway also offer excellent value, using their independence to source the best appropriate tyre solutions for Ovenden Earthmoving.”

Paul concluded “Add in their proactive approach to developing our tyre management, excellent levels of communication including personal manager level contact – Commercial Tyres Off Highway reflect the levels of partnership we aim to deliver when working with our own customers.”

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