Quinn Building Products’ fleet replenishment programme reached another milestone this month with the delivery of 13 new Mercedes Tractor Units.
The 44 tonne lorries include 12 for Quinn Building Products’ operations, and one for Quinn Packaging, another subsidiary of Quinn Industrial Holdings. Quinn Building Products’ new units include seven for Quinn Cement (six for bulk cement and one for bagged cement products), three for Quinn Therm, and two for Quinn Lite Pac.
The receipt of the new lorries marks the latest phase of an ongoing fleet replenishment programme, which is taking place over a four year period with a multi-million pound investment.
On completion of the programme, older vehicles and plant machinery will be replaced with new models, ensuring the safety of the fleet and reducing the overall environmental impact through the upgrades.
The new lorries received in the most recent phase of the replenishment are Mercedes Tractor Units, supplied by MBNI Truck & Van. They are more environmentally friendly models than those vehicles being replaced, with Euro 6 emissions level engines, ensuring a significant reduction in harmful emissions levels.
The supplier, MBNI Truck & Van, will also supply Quinn Building Products with a number of other vehicles as part of the replenishment programme, including ready-mix lorries, mountain tippers and an 8-wheeler tipper for Quinn’s Tarmac and Quarries divisions.
Speaking of the deal, Mercedes Benz Northern Ireland’s Sales Director, Julian Brown, said,
“We’re delighted to be the chosen supplier of a large number of heavy vehicles for Quinn’s operations. They have been a valued customer for many years, and with a total of 36 units ordered from Mercedes Benz NI as part of their fleet replenishment programme in the last 12 months, the relationship has been further strengthened and we look forward to supplying them in the future.”
This latest investment follows the opening of Quinn’s state of the art Vehicle Inspection Centre in the latter half of 2017, which is dedicated to the maintenance of their fleet of over 300 trucks and trailers. The large-scale investments underline Quinn Building Products’ commitment to vehicle maintenance and safety, a responsibility which is a high priority for the company.