Kingfisher Lighting Invests In Eco-friendly Truck Fleet

Kingfisher Lighting, leaders in exterior and architechural lighting, have invested in a brand new fleet of four delivery vehicles, including a Mercedes Benz Sprinter and Atego and two DAF lorries.

The stylish new fleet is branded with the new solid blue Kingfisher logo, and allows the company to deliver more business from their base in Nottinghamshire. The new trucks not only look impressive, but Kingfisher were determined to consider the environment when choosing their fleet.

Roger Rawson, Finance Director for Kingfisher states: “We have purchased 4 new vehicles to replace the older fleet; this was a considerable investment for the company and required a detailed study into the most appropriate and efficient vehicles.

All vehicles are Euro V compliant and essential for continued service within the M25 LEZ, who charge £200 per day for unclean vehicles. It is expected that LEZ will be extended to other major cities over the coming years.

The vehicles are more fuel-efficient as they use the very latest engines and lightweight chassis developed by DAF and Mercedes.

Three of the vehicles have been designed to take greater loads, allowing the vehicles to be out longer during the week without the need for return visits to our head office, saving fuel. They are also fitted with high quality sleeper cabs for driver comfort.

The Artic, Trailer and the Rigid have been fitted with extensive storage boxes for fittings to be delivered with columns, avoiding replication of journeys by other drivers or the need for sub contract carriers.

The newly fitted cranes (on the Artic and Rigid) greatly reduce time on site and are operated remotely to comply with the ever-increasing demands for safe working on all building sites.

All vehicles are fitted with trackers allowing full visibility of vehicles on the road, helping to give our customers up to date information on deliveries”

Matthew Harding, Sales Director at Kingfisher Lighting says “We invested in the new lorries for two reasons; firstly because we are very proud of our company image and have invested in new branding to reflect this, which we wanted as part of the new fleet. Our fleet looks stylish and professional and we are very proud to have them on the road. Secondly, our old vehicles were not very efficient. I wanted to lower our carbon emissions whilst still meeting the demands of a growing business. I am extremely proud that Kingfisher has been able to reinvest into the business following a particularly successful year, even in this tough economic climate.”

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