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AQUILA CELEBRATES NEW YEAR WITH NEW TRUCK ORDER

Midlands Commercial vehicle specialist Aquila Group is celebrating the New Year with first order from Hayes Freight for two used MAN tractor units.

Hayes Freight is a new customer for Aquila. The business specialises in moving steel across the UK.

Hayes Freight was established in 1935 by William Hayes. Today the business is run by his grandson Adam, who has been with the business for the last 30 years.

Speaking of the new deal, Adam said: “Our family firm specialises in moving steel across the UK and we can be transporting anything up to 28 tonnes of it on any one vehicle.

“We’ve previously purchased Scania trucks but more recently have moved to MAN. This is predominately to get better value for money. Our fleet is currently 21 vehicles and we’re looking to maintain this level of service in the coming years.”

Alongside vehicles, Hayes Freight has also purchased parts from Aquila. Kelly Malpass, business development manager for Aquila, based in Tipton, said:

“We work hard to develop new relationships across the regions and sectors in which we operate. Our used vehicle operation continues to grow year on year and our objective is to develop relationships like the one with Hayes Freight to offer a one-stop solution of vehicles, parts and servicing.”

The Aquila Group was founded by Gary Mullaney in 2003 and has enjoyed a decade of growth. Its custom built workshop bays boast the very latest in technology and can accommodate every vehicle type from light commercial vehicles through to buses and coaches and special application vehicles up to 50 tonnes.

This operation is supported by the largest MAN parts operation in the Midlands, with truck and trailer parts on demand, express delivery covering the whole of the Midlands and North Wales and a 24 hour parts counter. 

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NEW DEAL FOR AQUILA’S SALES TEAM

A leading commercial vehicles sales centre has caught a real cold from its latest deal – and it could not be more delighted.

The Iveco Commercial Vehicle Sales team at Aquila Truck Centres in Swindon has supplied two new Iveco 7t 70C17 panel vans to frozen food retailer Triple Eight Supplies.



Will Barnett, from Aquila, said it was the first time Triple Eight had used Iveco vans as part of its 11-vehicle refrigerated fleet – but he was confident it would not be the last.

“In the past Triple Eight have used Isuzu and Mitsubishi vehicles but we think the Iveco vans will be absolutely ideal for them,” said Will.

“These seven tonne panel vans are really something only Iveco do and combine excellent fuel consumption and manoeuvrability with a really large payload of four tonnes.

“I am convinced Triple Eight will find the Iveco vans save them a great deal of money because of the improved fuel consumption and I am sure the drivers will find the vans more compact and easier to get on with than those they have been driving.”

Triple Eight general manager David Butler said the new vans cost less than the lorries the company had been using and came with four years free servicing.

“The offer on the servicing was a real pull for us and the vans are already looking better on fuel than the lorries, whilst still being capable of carrying the same sort of weight,” he said.

“It is still early days but it is all looking good at the moment. Both Aquila and Will have been absolutely great.”

Will said the vans had been specially converted for carrying frozen foods, with insulated bodies and freezer units in the roof capable of maintaining a temperature of -25C.

The new vans replace two Isuzu 7.5t trucks and are expected to cover around 40,000 miles a year during their working life, said Will.

Triple Eight, of Westbury in Wiltshire, supplies frozen food to customers in the Chinese food trade across the south Midlands, South West, South coast and South East.

AQUILA’S GREAT DEAL BOWLS MAIDENS OVER

A fast-growing commercial vehicle specialist has clinched a major deal for 16 new MAN trucks with a national haulage company.

The Aquila group has tied up the deal with Telford-based transport company Maidens for 16 new MAN TGX 440 trucks.

Aquila Chief Executive Gary Mullaney said the deal built on an excellent working relationship between the two companies.

“We have worked extremely closely with Maidens over a number of years and 90 per cent of their fleet has now been supplied by Aquila,” said Gary.

“The TGX 440 trucks haveexceptional load carrying capabilities and pulling powerand will be perfect for Maidens’ operation.

“As the largest independent MAN dealership in the country, we can offer the very best deals and back them up with an unrivalled level of care and customer service. That is why nationally-respected companies such as Maidens keep coming back to us.”

John Maiden, managing director of Maidens, said he was delighted with the deal, which cemented his company’s close ties with Aquila.

“Aquila is a professional, well organised company whose attention to detail in all areas of their business lead to high standards of customer satisfaction,” said John.

“The staff are very friendly and efficient getting the job finished to a high quality. Our close working relationship goes as far as renting out one of their workshops to Aquila MAN.”

Aquila opened its Telford depot at Deer Park Court, Donnington Wood Business Park in 2010. The state-of-the-art facility provides round-the-clock support for a number of major local clients, including Maidens.

The Aquila Group was founded by Gary Mullaney in 2003 and has enjoyed a decade of growth its custom built workshop bays boast the very latest in technology and can accommodate every vehicle type from light commercial vehicles through to buses and coaches and special application vehicles up to 50 tonnes.

This operation is supported by the largest MAN parts operation in the Midlands, with truck and trailer parts on demand, express delivery covering the whole of the Midlands and North Wales and a 24 hour parts counter.

AQUILA APPOINTS EIGHT NEW APPRENTICES

Leading heavy commercial vehicle specialist, Aquila Trucks, has appointed eight new apprentices within its Midlands operation.

The new vehicle technician posts have been created in Tipton, Telford, Aldridge, Whitchurch and Worcester.

Jonathan Brassington and Thomas Creed will both join the Tipton team, Thomas Creed joins Telford, Conor Smallridge and Lewis Dunn both join Aldridge, Jack Reeves joins Whitchurch and Jason Bills is joining Worcester. They will all serve a three year apprenticeship with Aquila.

Aquila, which now employs over 250 people, was founded by managing director Gary Mullaney in 2003. Today the business is a successful main dealer for MAN Truck & Bus, Iveco, Caterpillar, Isuzu and Neoplan. Earlier this year, Gary led a successful buy out of three Bristol Street dealerships in Swindon, Avonmouth and Gloucester.

Gary began his own career as an apprentice at ERF. He said: “As a growing business, we want to make sure that our team of tomorrow is just as good as the people we currently have. Customer service, coupled with the very best automotive skills are essential to our business and we’re looking forward to training these young people to offer our customers the very best in years to come.”

Over 300 young people applied for the posts and the eight chosen came through an online assessment, a week of work experience, a formal interview and an external assessment from college to clinch their positions.

Aquila offers parts, servicing and vehicle sales and has grown to become a successful main dealer for MAN Truck & Bus, Iveco, Caterpillar, Isuzu and Neoplan.

 

Back row l to r Lewis Dunn, Jonathan Brassington, Conor Smallridge, Thomas Creed and Luke Owen. Front row Jack Reeves and Jason Bills

 

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