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More than a tyre for 50 years.


Bandvulc has been recycling truck tyre casings and turning them into high quality retreads for 50 years, beginning its journey initially in Kingsbridge in 1970 and then at its purpose built retreading plant in in Lee Mill where we employ more than 350 people.

Our customer portfolio includes many household names including some nationwide retailers and supermarket fleets; so your eggs, milk, bread and beans got to the store because of how we managed the fleet in partnership with Conti360° Solutions and were delivered safely on sustainable retread tyres.

​Our fleet of 30 trucks delivers Bandvulc retreads across the UK as well as bringing over 500,000 casings back to the factory for inspection. Each time a truck tyre casing is retreaded 80% of it is reused; this gives a saving of 68 litres of oil, 30kg of rubber, 20kg of steel and 60kg of CO2 over a new tyre.  Even the rubber we buff off the casing gets fed back into new tyre manufacture. It really is recycling at its best.

​In 2016, the business caught the eye of the world’s 4th biggest tyre manufacturer Continental who bought the business and have continued to invest ever since. Today, on site we are manufacturing robots to help the efficiency of our sister plant in Germany.

​Today, someone can join the local operation where we operate apprenticeships and can move to over 500 locations worldwide as one of 235,000 employees. Our IT team have locally developed several bespoke software systems to manage casings, to manage fleets, to capture tyre performance & to warn if tyre pressures drop on a vehicle hundreds of miles away.

​”Devon is a brilliant location as it offers a base of hard working, skilled people across a wide variety of roles who enjoy both working for a large corporation but also like a healthy outdoor lifestyle in superb and beautiful surroundings.”


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Supported by Devon County Council