BOBBY’S FOODS AND RENAULT TRUCKS IN SWEET DEAL
For the first time, Bobby’s Foods Plc, one the UK’s leading distributors of confectionery and snacks, has selected the Renault Master by Renault Trucks as one of the main chassis partners for its 158-strong mixed fleet. Fourteen 3.5 tonne Renault Master L3 chassis cabs have been supplied by Renault Trucks Midlands and are fitted with bespoke and lightweight Fred Smith and Son’s box bodies complete with internal shelving.
“This is the first time Bobby’s has used Renault Trucks,” explains Transport Manager, Julian Hill. “We were looking for replacements for some older vehicles in our fleet and just felt that the Renault Master was more suitable for our requirements and perfect for the job. Bobby’s provides a fortnightly food distribution service to local stores and we promise ‘no waiting or chasing’ to our customers. It is therefore imperative that our vans are up to the job and assist us with providing a fast and efficient service. We felt that the Renault Master was more robust than others on the market and that the suspension and reinforced chassis would ensure maximum reliability.”
The Renault Masters will replace existing 7.5 tonne trucks for 1-day load deliveries, distributing snacks, sweets and cakes direct to local stores throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Hill continues: “The Renault Master was also extremely easy to body with the Fred Smith boxes used in our fleet, and provides an impressive payload which all helps with the profitability of our business. We were also impressed with Renault Trucks’ nationwide 24-hour service facilities. This, together with a comprehensive 4 year or 100,000 mile warranty and competitive price, sealed the deal as a one-stop solution.”
Bobby’s Food’s Plc is based in Bromsgrove in Worcestershire and was established over 40 years ago. From humble beginnings with a single, small van, Bobby’s Foods began a delivery service to stores in the local area which has since grown to cover all regions of mainland UK. Bobby’s now delivers a wide range of great value snacks, sweets, drinks and cakes to 20,000 local stores using its own dedicated sales team and fleet of vans, all serviced from its Head Office and 11 regional depots.