FIRST EURO 6 RENAULT TRUCKS FOR PMS INTERNATIONAL
“Our distribution fleet is exclusively Renault as we’ve been impressed with them for many years”
Basildon-based PMS International Group Plc, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of high-volume consumer goods, has taken delivery of its first Euro 6 Renault Range D distribution rigids. Five new trucks are being supplied by Renault Trucks Essex comprising two D18 4x2 18 tonners, with Optidriver gearboxes, high roof sleeper cab, Eco Fuel Pack, 29ft GRP box bodies and tuckaway tail lifts. With three D12 4x2 12 tonners with the Optitronic automated gearbox, sleeper cab, 24ft GRP box bodies and tuckaway lifts completing the current order.
Continued satisfaction with Renault trucks, its service and backup, and favourable running costs and fuel efficiency were the key factors in PMS International’s vehicle selection.
The new Range Ds will be used for distributing consumer goods including toys, novelties, Christmas decorations, housewares, gardening products, gifts and electronic gadgets across the UK. “Our distribution fleet is exclusively Renault as we’ve been impressed with them for many years,” says Alan Brown, Transport Manager at PMS International. Our customers demand a speedy and highly efficient delivery service and the Renaults always deliver.
Nothing can match them on running costs and MPG for our business. The salesman, Peter Thirkettle is excellent as is the service and back up provided across the UK. It was a natural progression to move to the new Range Ds and we are really looking forward to them joining our busy fleet.”
Alan continued, “The drivers have always been happy with Renaults and their performance too and they are particularly pleased with the new fully automated gearboxes. Renault really has helped to make the driver’s life more comfortable so they can concentrate on getting on with the job of delivering promptly to our customers.”
Peter Thirkettle, Renault Trucks Essex, said: “I’ve been working with PMS International for 10 years and it’s been a pleasure to do further business with them. PMS runs its own delivery fleet and it’s imperative that they offer a highly efficient service to their customers in this fast-paced consumer business.”
PMS International is based in Basildon in Essex and was established in 1970. It is the UK’s leading importer and distributor of high-volume consumer goods and also develops many products from first concept to final manufacture, supplying wholesalers, supermarkets, high street chains, discount stores, nationwide leisure brands, amusements parks, bingo centres and many more. PMS International’s operations span Europe and the Far East and they have developed some of the most technologically advanced warehousing, transport and quality control procedures in the industry.