New branded fleet

Hydro has launched its first UK fleet of branded vehicles to deliver Sapa, Technal and Wicona products – uniting the three brands under the Hydro message.

The six new Hydro trucks can carry an increased payload, designed to carry both stillage aluminium profiles as well as pallets of accessories in one delivery, reducing the number of journeys and improving delivery times.

The Euro VI engine regulation compliant tucks deliver a 7% reduction in fuel consumption when compared with previously used Euro V standard. The trucks also incorporate further efficiency measures such as Predictive Powertrain Control, a cruise control system designed to make intuitive predictions through the use of digital maps and GPS data, which helps reduce fuel consumption further by up to 5%.

Driver safety has also been a key focus in the development of the new trucks, allowing for a host of safety features including Active Braking, which reduces speed based on surrounding hazards.

Steve Stack, director of logistics and manufacturing for Hydro, said: “While improvements to customer service were paramount when planning the investment in our new fleet, increased safety for our staff, environmental impact and efficiency were also key considerations, in order to align with Hydro’s environmental ethos.

“We are really pleased to have this new fleet now on the roads of the UK, delivering our branded products under the Hydro banner.”