Pentalver boosts fleet with 52 Scania R450SCRs

Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology — By on September 15, 2015 at 6:04 PM


The UK’s leading inland container service operator, Pentalver, has announced the latest phase inits strategic investment programme, the purchase of fifty-two Scania R450SCR trucks.

Forty-five of the fifty-two new vehicles are based out of Pentalver’s state-of-the-art Cannock depot and the remaining seven are located at its Felixstowe operation. The fleet purchase was made through Scania dealer, Keltruck Ltd.

Nick Matthews, general manager at Pentalver’s Cannock operation comments on the acquisition: “We are delighted to bring an additional fifty-two vehicles to our fleet, demonstrating both our ongoing investment to the UK road haulage industry and the strength of our relationship with Scania.

“Critically, the new vehicles provide great fuel economy and deliver in excess of 10mpg, an impressive 1mpg improvement over our existing vehicles. The ‘R’ series also provides a spacious cab for drivers as well as a range of safety features including forward facing cameras and nearside proximity sensors for cycle and pedestrian safety.

“As a growing business, our fleet replacement programme will see us seeking to replace a further seventy plus vehicles in 2016, reinforcing our commitment to a growing driver workforce.”

This announcement comes shortly after the official opening of the company’s new nine acre site at DP World London Gateway.

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Pentalver began operations in 1980 and following three decades of investment and expansion is now regarded as one of the largest inland container logistics companies. The company employs over 600 people across five UK facilities (Southampton, Felixstowe, London Gateway, Tilbury and Cannock), operates over 200 articulated vehicles and handles 1 million TEU of containers each year.

Pentalver supplies new and used containers for sale, including bespoke modifications; whilst its cargo management department offers end-to-end multimodal solutions by road, rail, sea and air, including ship and aircraft chartering.

Since 1999 Pentalver Container Sales has imported over 70, 000 new containers for the self-storage market in addition to offering refurbished containers of various sizes and types.  The company’s dedicated workshop team converts containers into offices, stables, workshops and numerous other bespoke applications including biomass boiler houses.


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