Redpath Tyres is the latest agricultural tyre dealer to receive Michelin Certified Centre (MCC) status at three of its sites in Duns, Forfar and Wooler.
The MCC programme has enabled Michelin to build a network of the best agricultural tyre specialists in the UK and Europe, which in-turn offers benfits to farmers and contractors with improved service levels, and access to technical information and support on Michelin and Kleber products.
Only selected dealers who commit to a number of criteria are accepted onto the programme.
These include minimum service levels of training for staff, offer a fitting and breakdown service on the farm, stock a wide range of Michelin group product, provide free quotations, undertake tyre repairs, provide wheel alignment checks, have at least one fully equipped breakdown van, provide advice on product application and use, give after-sales service specific to a users operations and offer a delivery service within 25 miles of the depot.
Established in 1974, independent tyre distributor Redpath Tyres has grown into one of the largest specialist tyre distributors in the UK. The company’s ethos of “Any Tyre, Anywhere, Anytime” has been the foundation of its growth over the last 38 years.
Speaking about the award, managing director Neil Redpath said: “We are delighted to have passed the Michelin Certified Centre audit at our Duns, Forfar and Wooler depots.
“Receiving this accreditation from Michelin is just a reward for our hard work and should serve as a guarantee to both farmers and contractors alike of our excellent service levels.”
All MCC dealers benfit from specialist training providid by Michelin and this ensures farmers have access to the highest levels of service and professionalism in the industry.
This encompasses many areas including advice on tyre choice and tyre care, after-sales services including wheel alignment and pressure checks - all extremely important factors in improving profitability by maximising crop yield, reducing fuel consumption and getting the optimum performance from tyres and machines.