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Preston Plastics in Volvo truck investment

By Byron Rimmer
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 15:30

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INVESTMENT: Three Volvos for Preston Plastics

Preston Plastics Limited have invested in three Volvo trucks, two of which are Euro VI-compliant.

The haul, part of a multi-million pound investment programme for the plastic recycling company, is seen as a key part of the business’s growth.

A Euro VI, new series Volvo FM, supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, Preston, is the most recent acquisition, joining a ‘14-plate, Euro VI FH-460 tractor unit and a ‘61-plate Euro V spec FM 8×4 rigid.

All the vehicles are maintained at weekends by Thomas Hardie Commercials Preston Dealerpoint on a Volvo Gold Repair and Maintenance contract.

Edgar Wallace, Director at Preston Plastics Limited, said: “We operate 24/7 and export 60% of the company’s production to Europe.

“We provide our customers with a total package that includes not only road transport, but also the supply of compactors, shredders and balers.

“As a recycler and an environmentally responsible company, we operate the latest emissions compliant transport fleet.

“Just as we deliver a complete package to our customers, we are pleased that Thomas Hardie Commercials and Volvo have supplied us with what is effectively a total transport solution comprising vehicles specified precisely to our needs and a top level maintenance contract tailored to fit with the requirements of our business.”

Working closely in partnership with the customer, the new series Volvo FM 8×2 was carefully specified to provide flexibility for business and driver.

The air-suspended, tag-axle FM is powered by Volvo’s 13litre, D13K-420, Euro VI engine rated at 420hp and matched to the I-Shift automated transmission.

Its chassis was factory-fitted with a VBG drawbar coupling, together with preparation for air and electrics.

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