RENAULT TRUCKS WINS CONQUEST DEAL WITH A1 GROUP
"Aftercare is absolutely crucial for our business and we have been let down badly by other manufacturers and dealers in the past. The service and help offered by Renault Trucks South has been second to none."
In a significant conquest deal, one of the UK’s leading integrated waste management service suppliers, scrap metal dealers and vehicle de-pollution providers, A1 Group, has chosen its first Renault truck as an additional vehicle for its 50+ mixed fleet. The new 26 tonne C380 6x2 with rear steer is fitted with a £60,000 Whale Vacuum Tanker and will be used for emptying drains and cesspits across London.
The new C Range, supplied by Renault Trucks South, will be trialled alongside a Mercedes and a Volvo tanker for 3 years. It is fitted with a side sensor and 4-way camera to meet FORS compliance for London, and it records 24 hours a day to help with pedestrian and cyclist safety on congested London roads. Dean Knott, Operation’s Manager, explained why he chose Renault Trucks to join A1 Group’s fleet for the first time: “I first saw the Renault Trucks Range C in action at a launch event in France and I was immediately impressed. I’ve also heard great things about the new Renault Trucks Euro 6 range so I wanted to bring one on board and put it head to head with a Mercedes and Volvo and see which one performs the best.”
Dean continued: “Aftercare is absolutely crucial for our business and we have been let down badly by other manufacturers and dealers in the past. The service and help offered by Renault Trucks South has been second to none and this, along with the vehicle’s performance, and the additional pedestrian and cyclist safety features, was key in our minds when we selected Renault Trucks for the first time. The vehicle has only just gone on the road but we are very impressed so far and the drivers are very happy. I’ve even driven it myself and it is extremely comfortable.”
The A1 Group of Companies, based in Wokingham, Berkshire, is one of the UK’s leading integrated waste management service suppliers, scrap metal dealers and vehicle de-pollution providers. The A1 Group has been established for over 15 years and has recently seen significant growth in the areas of wet waste disposal, metal recycling, car spares and loo hire. The company has grown so significantly in the last 10 years that it has increased its staff from 20 to 130 to keep a pace with demand. Some of A1’s clients include British Airways, Heathrow Airport Authorities, KFC, Laing O’Rourke, Leeds and Reading Festivals, London Marathon and Royal Parks.