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18.07.2013

IMPRESSIVE FUEL RETURNS AND SERVICE SECURE MORE RENAULTS FOR SHEARD PACKAGING

IMPRESSIVE FUEL RETURNS AND SERVICE SECURE MORE RENAULTS FOR SHEARD PACKAGING

Sheard Packaging, one of the largest carton manufacturing and recycling companies in the UK, has invested in six new Renault Trucks for its 18-strong all Renault fleet, through Renault Trucks distributor, JDS Truck and Van Leeds. Fuel economy, reliability and dealer service all played a part in Sheard’s decision to purchase the three Renault Premium 460.18 4x2 tractor units and two Renault Premium Lander 430.26 6x2 trucks. A further Renault Lander 430.26 6x2 is on order for delivery early next year.

The Renault Premium tractor units, with Privilege cabs are already on the road, boosting Sheard Packaging’s carton delivery fleet. The latest additions, two Renault Premium Landers have been fitted with T20 Palfinger hookloader equipment, supplied by King Vehicle Engineering Ltd. They join Sheard Packaging’s waste paper division, operating a twice daily service to Scarborough and York, with roll on/roll off skips.

John Leonard, Transport Supervisor, Sheard Packaging, says: “We moved our fleet from Mercedes to Renault in 2008 and have been delighted with both the product and service ever since. Fuel returns have been very good on all the Renaults - our carton delivery fleet is returning on average 9.77mpg – with some achieving above 10mpg. The Renault trucks have proved extremely reliable and, with the dealer and service centre being easily accessible, downtime is kept to a minimum.”

Established in 1860, Sheard Packaging is the largest independent single sheet plant in the UK with an annual turnover in excess of £30m. The company, which is family owned and run, specialises in packaging design and manufacture, shredding and recycling solutions. Situated on a 24,200 sq. metre site in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Sheard Packaging employs over 140 people, serving over 300 customers throughout the UK.