Six-figure fleet investment

Emplas has upgraded its fleet, which now includes six Mercedes-Benz HCV Actros trucks, powered by low emission Euro 6 engines.

The additional five 18 tonne and one 44 tonne wagons each feature a hard-sided wall, which gives the Wellingborough-based trade fabricator increased flexibility within its fleet. The addition of a further new Mercedes Sprinter and Luton van to its fleet further increases Emplas’s ability to react to customer demand.

Kush Patel, operations director, said: “We have already seen some fairly substantial increases at the pumps this year. With fuel prices forecast to continue to rise we have invested in a new and even more fuel-efficient fleet, so that we don’t have to pass those costs on to our customers.

“This sits as part of our wider strategy to keep down costs to our customers wherever we can. This focus on lean manufacturing is allowing us to offset the majority of price increases that we face as a manufacturer without passing them on to our customers.”