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AQUILA BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH LUXURY MOTORHOME DEAL

A leading commercial vehicles supplier has clinched a deal which will see three of its vans converted into stunning £115,000-plus motorhomes.

The Aquila Group has already supplied one Iveco Daily 70C21 chassis cab to specialist conversion company RC Motorhomes for transformation into a luxurious nine-metre long coach-built motorhome.

And the conversion company is so delighted with the deal offered by Aquila it has already put in an order for two more of the vans to help it meet a full-to-bursting order book.

Each RC9M motorhome comes with automatic or manual transmission and includes features such as a custom-built interior, luxury double berths, fully-fitted galley kitchen with oak flooring, central heating, shower room, TV and DVD system, double glazing and its own garage area.

Will Barnett, of the Iveco Commercial Vehicle Sales team at Aquila Truck Centres in Swindon, said the Iveco was the perfect platform for the top-of-the-range motorhomes.

“The great thing about the Iveco is that it is strong and robust and will take the weight of the conversion. There is nothing else like it on the market to compete.

”It takes something like 1,800 man hours to convert each van, but what you get at the end of it is simply stunning. They have got every modern convenience, offer unrivalled quality and really do have to be seen to be believed.

“The model we supplied came with a 205 BHP twin-turbo engine, so that there is plenty of power available when it is needed. And because it is based on a van it is still fun to drive and doesn’t feel like you are at the wheels of a huge truck.”

Will said the company had had to order the vehicles direct from Iveco to supply to Devon-based RC Motorhomes which had moved from an existing supplier to Aquila because of the deal they offered.

Richard Churchill, from RC Motorhomes, said Aquila had offered an unbeatable deal on price.

“We approached several dealers with what we were looking for and Aquila came back as the keenest both in terms of price and the overall deal. All their facilities are nice and new and fresh and everything seems first rate. We are very hopeful that this is the start of a long relationship between us and Aquila.”

Richard said prices for the motorhomes started at £115,000.

“We build the interior to each customer’s own signature and we work together to create the ultimate in comfort and style to suit their needs. Options include a large rear stateroom with longitudinal bed with side steps for easy access, or a transverse rear bed allowing for even larger garage for vehicles like quads and go karts.”

Aquila Truck centres are part of the fast-growing Aquila group, established by chief executive GaryMullaney in 2003.

The group has enjoyed a decade of expansion and now boasts bases across the Midlands and South West, supplying, maintaining and repairing fleets of trucks, coaches and specialist vehicles for over 400 customers, from major household names to small contractors.  The group is a successful main dealer for MAN Truck and Bus Caterpillar, Isuzu and Neoplan, as well as Iveco.

 

Aquila apprentice celebrates double award

An apprentice at leading commercial vehicle dealership group Aquila is celebrating after winning two prestigious awards at MAN Truck & Bus’s annual ceremony

Greg Middlecote (19) from Ross on Wye was awarded Apprentice of the Year and Service Technician of the Year at a special luncheon held at the home of Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park.

Greg is in his third year of MAN Truck & Bus’s highly regarded apprenticeship programme and works at Aquila’s Worcester dealership in Blackpole Trading Estate. Greg’s father, Shaun Middlecote is a former apprentice and is now the depot manager at Aquila’s Worcester dealership.

Isuzu Truck dealers join up for Truckfest South West and Wales

2013 sees Truckfest Southwest move from the Royal Bath and West Showground to The Three Counties Showground at Malvern and become Truckfest Southwest and Wales. The Three Counties Showground is adjacent to the M5 corridor and the move to this ground has prompted two local Isuzu Truck dealers to join forces and promote the Isuzu Truck range at the event, which takes place on July 6th & 7th.

Aquila Open Day

The doors were thrown open at Aquila’s flagship site at Aldridge on 7th and 8th September as customers and staff were invited to join the management team and VIP representatives of MAN, Caterpillar, Neoplan and ISUZU to celebrate an exciting new chapter for the Aquila team.

Guests were treated to a packed schedule of events, including driving competitions and demonstrations, hospitality, and a range of give-aways. The celebrations went on late into the night on Sunday, with staff staying on to party into the evening, enjoying food and entertainment and getting increasingly competitive on both the Formula One simulator and the karaoke!

A little glamour was added to proceedings with the attendance of Michael Lyons, the GT3 racing driver tipped to be the next Lewis Hamilton, accompanied by a stunning Ferrari, the sleek lines of which were only overshadowed by those of the CAT Team promotion girls.

Our favourite scene was that of the Aquila Team’s children clad in a range of “Tiny Technician” and “Future Test Driver” t-shirts in a bid to win a range of prizes, including a trip to Alton Towers for their famous fireworks display and the use of a VIP box at Manchester United game.

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