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Holdsworth Foods turns to Isuzu for latest fleet update

Derbyshire-based Holdsworth Foods is adding a further 19 Isuzu rigids to its fleets two years after it acquired its first ever Isuzu models.

Holdsworth Foods runs a 120-strong, all-refrigerated commercial vehicle fleet.

The firm runs a 120-strong, all-refrigerated commercial vehicle fleet and has recently added 14 new Isuzu Forward 7.5-tonne rigids, with a further five Isuzu 7.5-tonners on order for delivery in September.

Ian Mycock, general manager at Holdsworth Foods, said: “Our first four 7.5 tonne Isuzus were originally purchased in 2015 as we wanted to assess them for payload and reliability. Over the subsequent two years, these Isuzus have proved to be really good value and economical to operate, as well as being favoured by our drivers for their overall performance. As a result, when we needed to implement the latest fleet replacement programme at 7.5-tonne, Isuzu fitted the bill perfectly.”

The 14 Isuzu 7.5 tonne Forward rigids have all been specified with the Easyshift automatic gearbox and each vehicle features a Solomon multi-compartment refrigerated body with the deep-frozen section at the rear of the body and chilled compartment at the front. Refrigeration is provided by Carrier Xarios MT systems.

The vehicles are each expected to operate in the fleet for five years and have been supplied through Isuzu truck dealer HRVS in Sheffield, supported by a five-year repair and maintenance contract through Isuzu.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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