St Austell Brewery has introduced a further four new Isuzu 7.5-tonne rigids into its regional as part of a rolling fleet replacement programme distribution fleet.
The brewery has deployed 10 new Isuzus over the last three years and now runs 20 Isuzu trucks in total, with several key factors behind the choice, as the brewery’s operation support manager Derek Wood explained: “The Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigid ideally suits our purpose. The compact narrow footprint works really well for us out on the narrow roads in this part of the country, whilst the proven excellent payload of the lightweight chassis and body ensures that we get at least 3.5 tonne payload which is unbeatable for a 7.5 tonner.”
All 20 models are Isuzu Forward N75.190 manual Euro VI models, fitted with curtain sided bodies that have been specially designed for their multi-drop distribution operation.
All 10 new distribution vehicles have been supplied by local Isuzu dealer T Harvey and will be operating in the St Austell Brewery fleet for a 7-10 year working life. The vehicles are being used to deliver the company’s products to pubs and free-trade customers all over Cornwall, Devon and Avon areas, as the brewery expands its regional distribution operation.
“Since we first introduced Isuzus into the fleet, we have found that they have performed really well. The reliability is certainly proven within our fleet and they are an excellent work horse that can comfortably handle the intensity of our distribution operation,” added Derek Wood.