News from MAN: Window manufacturer Truframe based in Melton Mowbray, has bought its first new Euro-6 truck, an MAN TGM 18.250BL 4×2 18 tonner with demount body.
The new truck joins three same-spec Euro-5 MAN models delivered over the previous 24 months.
MAN’s Total Cost of Operation (TCO) proposition was key to the acquisition for Truframe, as Paul North, Transport & Despatch Manager, explained.
“The whole-life-cost figures certainly stacked-up well against the other Euro-6 trucks on the market,” he said. “Since acquiring the new MAN Euro-6, we’re already seeing 13mpg, and that’s impressive for our operation; we’re using less AdBlue, the drivers love the MAN product anyway, and the aftersales support we receive from MAN Truck & Bus Nuneaton is second to none.”
With MAN having now established itself as the truck-of-choice for Truframe, the company has said it will be acquiring more MANs after the lease terms expire on its other truck marques.
In 2011, Truframe took the decision to revamp its transport operation and to switch to demount bodies; a move which demanded close involvement from its truck supplier.
North added, “Along with our demount body manufacturer, Transport Enterprises, MAN played a major role in developing a demountable solution for us. MAN Engineers were happy to sit down with us to discuss the possibilities.
“I think the MANs really look the part, too, and that’s important. We have a reputation for high quality to uphold, and our one-road presence is very much part of that.”