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.