PRM invests in another winning double from Gray & Adams
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 15:22
The latest additions to the PRM Group fleet demonstrate why the Lisburn-based operator puts its trust in temperature-controlled bodywork and semi-trailers by Gray & Adams.
Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, PRM Group is one of Ireland’s largest independent chilled and frozen food sales and distribution specialists, running 35 rigid vehicles of varying sizes, as well as 17 tractor units and 22 trailers.
The two new vehicles are similar to the others in the fleet, on Mercedes-Benz chassis – one is a 26-tonne Antos 2532 and finished in PRM’s own colours, the other is a 15-tonne Atego 1518 – displaying livery promoting some of its best-selling lines.
The Atego is the first rigid truck in Ireland to be fitted with Gray & Adams’ latest-generation cappings. These are more aerodynamic than the manufacturer’s previous, standard square-profiled cappings, a feature that helps to reduce diesel consumption as well as giving the vehicle a more modern, streamlined appearance.
“If anyone wonders why we choose Gray & Adams they need only look at these two vehicles,” says Managing Director Philip Morrow. “The superior build quality and durability of its products means they represent far and away the best value for money on the market.
“There are many other alternatives within the market but with Gray & Adams, I know from many years’ experience that I’m investing in a premium body or trailer which will perform reliably and withstand long years in operation. We’ll run our rigid bodies for six or seven years then get them refurbished so that – as with our latest 26-tonner – they look immaculate, and are ready to go again for a second time.”
PRM Group, whose customer portfolio includes some of the biggest names in food retailing, provides daily deliveries to depots and retail stores across Ireland, from its hub in Lisburn. Its tractor and trailer combinations undertake UK as well as Irish haulage, while the larger rigids are on general distribution duties and the smaller vehicles are used for more local deliveries and van sales.