New fleet to drive Antalis forward

Posted on Mar 14 2017 - 10:00am by Editorial

Antalis, Europe’s leading paper, packaging and visual communications merchant, has commissioned 81 new trucks as part of a £5m investment to modernise its 160-strong fleet.

Antalis MD David Hunter (blue) and Fraikin CEO Ed Cowell

Antalis MD David Hunter (blue) and Fraikin CEO Ed Cowell

The new DAF Euro VI curtain-sided vehicles will be manufactured at the Leyland plant in Lancashire and will be contract-hired as part of a seven-year deal with commercial fleet services partner Fraikin. The vehicles, which will all feature brand new livery, offer the very latest technology for improved driver comfort and safety and lower CO2 emissions.

Antalis makes nearly 800,000 deliveries of paper, packaging and sign and display products every year from its network of central and regional distribution centres to customers across the UK and Ireland.

David Hunter, Antalis regional managing director for UK, Ireland and Southern Africa, said: “This is a significant investment in the future of the company. The new vehicles will modernise our existing fleet and ensure that our logistics operation is well placed to support the changing needs of a dynamic and growing business. We look forward to putting the new fleet into service over the coming months.”

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