News from Renault Trucks: European leader in the transport and logistics of hazardous materials, Groupe Samat UK Ltd., has taken delivery of six new Renault Premium 460.25 6×2 tractor units, following the excellent fuel performance of the Renault Premiums currently on its fleet. The trucks, supplied through Renault Trucks distributor, JDS Trucks, join the company’s 75-strong fleet, which also includes MAN and DAF.
In a first for Groupe Samat UK, the latest trucks have been fitted with Mellor hydropack and B200 screw compressor equipment. They will join the company’s general products fleet, transporting hazardous and sensitive goods across the UK and Europe.
Phil Collins, Fleet Manager, Groupe Samat UK says: “We purchased the latest Renaults due to the impressive fuel figures we have been obtaining from the Renault Premiums currently on the fleet. They have been consistently exceeding 8/9mpg which is above our Group target (32 litres per 100km). We offer an international haulage service, with our vehicles travelling long distances across the UK and Europe, so any fuel savings we can make really add up.”
He continues: “The Renault Premium is a good fleet truck, very reliable and a great all-rounder. Driver feedback has also been very positive with high praise for the Premium’s powerful engine and comfortable drive. Due to continued business expansion we are
currently increasing our fleet and, based on our positive experience and the competitive price of the Renault Premium, we are looking to purchase more Renaults next year.”
Based at its Head Office in Leeds, Yorkshire, Groupe Samat UK Ltd. is part of Groupe Samat, an international, independent family business, founded in 1979. Groupe Samat is a European logistics provider to the chemical, gas and petroleum industries. It specialises in the transportation of bulk hazardous goods operating in ten countries with 2,500 employees and a turnover of €260m. Its fleet includes 2,900 trucks and 2,600 semi-trailers. Groupe Samat offers road and multimodal transport solutions as well as stock, site and asset management, along with transport planning and tank cleaning facilities. The company has five UK sites in Barry, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Immingham and West Thurrock. Groupe Samat is committed to quality as well as the effective management of safety, health and the environment.