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Robinsons becomes latest brewery to deploy Isuzu rigid

Stockport-based brewer Frederick Robinson has deployed its first-ever Isuzu on its dray fleet, bringing a number of operational benefits.

Robinsons becomes latest brewery to deploy Isuzu rigid
Robinsons becomes latest brewery to deploy Isuzu rigid

Specified with a 4.2m curtainsided PPS Commercials body, the Isuzu N75.190 was chosen by Robinsons for its ability to carry maximum payload as well as for its smaller overall footprint that addresses many of the issues with accessing pubs in the Manchester city centre area. The rigid will also handle deliveries to remote pubs in the Lake District and Cumbria.

Mathew Heath, logistics manager at Frederick Robinson Ltd, said: “We operate on two specific routes where we have difficulty delivering our products with our existing vehicles. The addition of the Isuzu has eradicated these problems literally overnight. Up in Cumbria, we used to operate a two-vehicle delivery service to certain remote locations, however the Isuzu can do the job of both these vehicles making this particular operation far more efficient now. At the same time, city centre pub locations in Manchester always prove difficult but again the Isuzu has given us a more flexible and efficient delivery service to these customers.”

Supplied by local Isuzu Truck dealer Warrington Vehicle Centre, the Isuzu is anticipated to have a seven-year working life, covering up to 30,000 miles per annum and has been supplied with a full seven-year R&M contract.

“All over the UK there are examples of breweries using the Isuzu 7.5-tonne rigid as an integral part of their distribution fleet servicing both rural premises and difficult access city centre locations. By operating its first Isuzu, Robinsons have instantly seen and benefitted from the Isuzu’s proven versatility in both extremes of location, whilst the payload capability will provide the brewery with long-term economies over its working life,” said Pete Murphy, managing director, Isuzu Truck UK.

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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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