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New Scanias pull chilled foods for Samworth

24 February 2014 #CV Sector #News #Sales #Trailer #Truck

News from Scania: Leicester-based Samworth Brothers Distribution, the distribution arm of chilled foods producer Samworth Brothers Limited, has invested in its first Scania vehicles a fleet of 15 R 440 LA6x2/2MNA Streamline Highline tractor units.

The decision to opt for Scania was taken following extensive fuel trials using Scania demonstrators which resulted in improved fuel consumption figures of between 1.25 and 1.6 miles per gallon depending upon the operation.  These trials were followed by a thorough 12-month evaluation using Scania Truck Rental vehicles which returned similar results.

Commenting on the company’s decision Samworth Brothers Distribution Managing Director Richard Burnett said, “As a responsible business achieving maximum fuel efficiency is very important to us for our operational capability and in terms of environmental footprint.  This has been an important project for us and the initial indications are that we are seeing good improvements. ”

Samworth Brothers Limited is a fourth-generation family business that specialises in producing premium foods in the UK from sites in Leicestershire and Cornwall. In addition to serving the needs of its retail customers, the company produces for its own brands that include Ginsters, Walker & Son and Dickinson and Morris.

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