Abbey Logistics has invested £600,000 (€660,000) to add seven new vehicles to its fleet supporting long-term customer Lhoist UK.
Lhoist UK is part of the global Lhoist group of companies and the largest producer of lime in the world.
The UK business produces lime products at its quarries in Buxton and Kirkby Stephen which are used for many applications, including cleaning emissions from waste incinerators, drinking water treatment, energy from waste plants, and other large combustion plants.
The lime is also used in diverse environmental, industrial, construction and agricultural sectors.
Abbey began working with Lhoist in 2013 and provides road tanker transport services for bulk hydrated lime throughout the country.
This latest investment is part of Abbey’s ongoing commitment to ensure Lhoist’s customers receive the highest standards of flexibility, reliability and service through a well-managed and modern transport fleet.
The new FORS Silver compliant DAF XF vehicles feature powerful multi-torque PACCAR engines and the highly efficient latest generation 16 speed TraXon gearboxes.
Drivers are further assisted with dynamic intelligent driving modes designed for maximum transport efficiency and minimum emissions.
The vehicles produce up to 20% less nitrogen oxide and fewer particulates than previous generation vehicles being replaced in the fleet, helping Lhoist minimise the environmental impact of its supply chain.
Dave Coulson, Abbey Logistics’ commercial director, said: “We are committed to maintaining and building upon the strong relationship we have built with Lhoist over the last seven years.
“To support the high levels of service Lhoist expects, it is hugely important that our fleet is as reliable and dependable as possible, our latest investment demonstrates Abbey’s clear intentions to support this important customer with the best equipment available.”
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