CNG Vehicles for Selco
Selco Builders Warehouse is continuing its journey to a more sustainable future by adding Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet for the first time, purchasing four Iveco vehicles for use in the Bristol area.
Three of the vehicles will be Iveco Stralis 26 tonnes CNG Trucks with the other being an Iveco Daily. Richard Evans, Head of Transport Operations at the leading builders’ merchant, said: “This is an exciting development for us and one which reaffirms our commitment to our sustainability targets. We have a long-term strategy to reduce our carbon footprint in the communities in which we operate and this is a step on the road towards achieving that.
“It‘s hard to make any precise predictions on the potential size of the environmental benefits but we are very confident these will be substantial and the hope is this will be a successful pilot which will then be rolled out across the rest of the business over time.
“A consultation is currently ongoing with regards the introduction of a Clean Air Zone in Bristol and, with two of our 69 UK branches in the city, it’s an ideal place for us to trial this technology.”
The vehicles have been secured from Guest Truck and Van, reportedly the largest Iveco dealer in the UK with 13 different locations and which has enjoyed a strong 20-year relationship with Selco.
For more on Iveco’s ‘Natural Power’ vehicles, go to: https://www.iveco.com/uk/products/pages/iveco-gas-powered-truck.aspx
NXE Series electric forklifts
The NXE Series is described as a versatile range of four-wheel electric counterbalance forklift trucks suited to the needs of the small-to-medium size enterprises (SME). The electric equivalent of Doosan’s ‘value’ GX IC engine range, the units are said to offer all the advantages of electric power in a series of competitively priced four-wheel models, giving users a reliable and low-cost ‘buy new’ alternative to purchasing a second-hand or reconditioned forklift truck.
Available in four models — B20NS, B25NS, B30NS and B35NS — across a capacity range from 2.0 to 3.5 tonnes, the new NXE Series is engineered to deliver performance, reliability and safety at a reasonable cost.
Details on the new range can be found via www.doosanforklifts.co.uk
In the December of 1980, an entrepreneurial couple by the name George and Irene Bell founded a forklift truck attachment company and named it B&B Fork Lift Truck Attachments. Four decades on and the company prides itself on supplying well-engineered, quality products, and maintaining those products through the course of their working life. Today, B&B also designs and manufactures bespoke, specialist attachments in-house for the unique requirements of its global customer base.
Mike Barton, Managing Director (and the company’s first employee), said: “B&B has changed so much over the years, but one thing it has continued to do is expand its product range to reflect its ongoing commitment to delivering innovative, cost-effective solutions to the industry.”
For further information on the company’s specialist solutions, head to: https://www.bandbattachments.com/about-us
Hyundai Material Handling
9V diesel ‘smart’ forklifts
Complying with European Stage V emission levels, boasting numerous ‘smart’ features and claiming to offer the best standard warranty in the industry, the new 9V range of diesel forklift trucks from Hyundai Material Handling combine a “robust and slick exterior design” with lifting capacities from 2.5 to 5 tonnes.
The company’s engineers have aimed for a “ground-breaking level of customer satisfaction” by delivering maximum fuel efficiency, enhanced productivity, extra safety features and improved uptime whilst maintaining great driver comfort. In addition to the forklift standard warranty of two years/3000 hours, the new Hyundai powertrain benefits from an additional 1000 hours, giving the powertrain a warranty of two years/4000 hours.
For more details on the new range, visit www.hyundai-mh.eu