SAFEWAY SCAFFOLDING GOES UP TO 26T WITH FIRST RENAULT RANGE C
"I considered Iveco and Mercedes but felt that, overall, the Renault Range C, together with the excellent service and back-up support from Renault Trucks Coventry was a better truck for our needs.”
Safeway Scaffolding Limited, a leading Midlands scaffolding specialist, has opted for Renault Trucks over Iveco and Mercedes for its first 26 tonne vehicle in the company’s 33-strong fleet. The 26 tonne Range C380, with Bonfiglioni P20000 crane and dropside bodywork, was supplied by Renault Trucks Coventry and gives Safeway Scaffolding a 60% increased payload compared to its existing 18 tonne vehicles.
Increased payload, compatibility with the crane and good service from Renault Trucks Coventry were key factors in Safeway Scaffolding’s selection of the Range C. Managing Director of Safeway Scaffolding, Peter Roche, explains, “I wanted something much bigger for our fleet; something that could offer us a greater payload. By moving to the 26 tonne vehicle I am able to carry 6 tonnes more which is vital to the productivity of our business. The safety of my staff is also my key priority so I needed a vehicle that could comfortably and efficiently carry the crane, which is fundamental in reducing manual handling that is responsible for many reportable accidents in the scaffolding industry. I considered Iveco and Mercedes but felt that, overall, the Renault Range C, together with the excellent service and back-up support from Renault Trucks Coventry was a better truck for our needs.”
The Range C works on general maintenance operations for utility companies across the Midlands, London and Wales. Peter continued: “It’s very early days, as the vehicle has just gone on the road, but the drivers are thrilled to be driving such an impressive-looking vehicle.”
Safeway Scaffolding Limited is one of the leading scaffolding companies in the Midlands and operates from its long-established base in Coleshill, Birmingham. It is known as one of the most reliable and professional scaffolding contractors, covering the whole of Birmingham and the Midlands area. Safeway Scaffolding specialises in the supply and erection of all types of contract scaffolding from domestic to industrial clients.