Bandvulc, the UK's renowned commercial retreader and now a part of the Continental Tire Group, has been recognised at this year’s Western Morning News Business Awards after being selected as a finalist for the Environmental and Sustainability Award.

A finalist’s trophy was presented to the team during an exclusive awards ceremony in Exeter, which recognises innovative businesses from across Devon and Cornwall. To be in with a chance of winning the Environmental and Sustainability Award, judges sought out companies that were working to achieve an environmentally conscious operation. The businesses also needed to demonstrate that it had steps in place to reduce carbon emissions, implement sustainable working and maximise energy efficiency.

As part of its submission, Bandvulc was able to highlight its department-wide ‘zero to landfill’ policy, as well as its ability to save 30kg of rubber, 20kg of steel and 60kg of CO2 on every retreaded tire it produces.

Through the processes Bandvulc use, the company can recycle truck tires twice, depending upon their condition to provide the customers with extended life cycles for their tires.


Pictured (left to right) Rob Atkinson – Health and Safety Manager (Bandvulc), Peter Robb – Marketing Director (Continental), Laura Johnston – Brand Marketing Communications Manager (Continental), Zoe Scott – Fleet Pricing Co-ordinator (Continental), Katie Johnson – Brand and Product Marketing Specialist (Bandvulc), Sinead Jones – National Fleet Key Account Manager (Continental), Peter Pritchard – Production Manager (Bandvulc Mixing), Dan Simpson – SHEQ Auditor (Bandvulc) | Photo by Bandvulc.

Bandvulc has also reduced the number of solvents it uses, in favour of water-based products. Plans are being drawn up to add to the existing solar technology which already contributes to powering the site and machinery; employees are encouraged to take waste materials, such as disused wooden pallets, home for use in DIY projects.

To find out more, proceed to Bandvulc’s website.