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GRS make £1 million ‘Super’ truck fleet investment with Scania

The eight new Scania ‘Super’ tractor units in GRS livery outside Scania GB’s south-west headquarters in Bridgwater
The eight new Scania ‘Super’ tractor units in GRS livery outside Scania GB’s south-west headquarters in Bridgwater

Eight Scania Super 460P tractor units added to company’s growing national truck fleet

UK construction materials group GRS has added eight new Scania ‘Super’ tractor units to its growing national truck fleet. Representing a total investment of more than £1 million, the new 460P configuration trucks have been put straight to work for GRS Building Products, delivering bagged aggregates, concrete blocks, and paving slabs to builders’ merchants nationwide.

GRS managing director for plant and logistics, Matthew Johanson, said: ‘Taking delivery of these new Scania’s represents another major transport investment for GRS. Today we’re proud to operate one of the most advanced vehicle fleets of its kind in the country. That means we can offer better reliability and service for our customers, with improved efficiency and environmental performance, as well as enhanced road safety. We always take care to choose the right vehicles for the different kinds of work done by different parts of our fleet, and these new Scania Super 460Ps are well suited to the job they’ll be doing for GRS.’

 

GRS Group chief executive Jon Fisher said: ‘This is the latest in a series of investments that allows us to expand our business in line with our growth strategy. These trucks are key to increasing our delivery capacity in our building products division, especially to meet the growing demand for our stone and porcelain paving range, which is proving popular with builders’ merchants and landscaping retailers.’

At the heart of the Super’s powertrain is Scania’s advanced 13-litre, 6-cylinder inline engine. The 460hp version delivers 2,500Nm of torque whilst setting new standards for fuel economy and technical robustness. The new engine features improvements in combustion and aspiration performance, lubrication and cooling, and turbocharging efficiency, plus a state-of-the-art engine-management system.

The eight new tractor units were gathered at Scania GB’s south-west headquarters in Bridgwater, Somerset, before heading out across the UK to join the 170 trucks in the expanding GRS fleet.

Scania GB account manager Dan Battershall said: ‘It’s been great to work with the GRS team to fulfil this order and we’re sure they will reap the benefits afforded by these vehicles. Through industry-leading emissions controls and a typical 8% fuel saving, the Super sets a new standard for sustainable transport operations. It’s engineered to ensure more uptime, fewer maintenance stops, and up to 30% longer operational life. With a powerful auxiliary braking capacity of up to 350kW, the Super also delivers a smoother and safer drive.’

Scania GB general manager Bruce Candy added: ‘We’re delighted that GRS chose the Scania Super tractor units to add to their haulage fleet. We’re confident that these eight trucks will add value for GRS and we’re looking forward to a long a fruitful relationship with the team as they continue to grow their business.’

 

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