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£1m fleet upgrade for Grimsby’s ACS&T

FOOD storage and distribution specialist ACS&T has invested £1 million in its fleet, including the latest generation tractors, trailers and tracking equipment.

£1m fleet upgrade for Grimsby’s ACS&T

The Grimsby headquartered company, which works with some of the leading names in chilled, frozen and ambient food production, has purchased five Volvo FH12 500 tractor units, and 13 Gray & Adams temperature controlled trailers.

The tractor units – the first 500bhp to join ACS&T – are replacements for expired fleet, and will operate out of the company’s depot at Scarborough. The new trucks boast excellent fuel efficiency and conform to stringent standards on fuel consumption and CO2 emission, thanks to Euro 6 step C compliant engines, according to the South Humberside Industrial Estate team.

ACS&T managing director Malcolm Johnstone, pictured right, said the investment underlined the company’s commitment to quality and its dedication to providing flexible logistics solutions for customers.

“Our investment underlines a drive to prove the highest quality of service while demonstrating a clear commitment to reducing CO2 emissions,” he said.

The units are fitted with Volvo Trucks’ Dynafleet fleet management system, which allows operators to pinpoint the exact location and status of each vehicle, as well as providing advice on how to improve profitability.

The 13.6m trailers are fitted with the very latest 15.5 cubic ft tracked and controlled fridge units. They will be branded in customer livery and serve a factory in North Yorkshire.

Both trucks and trailers offer a best-in-class lifetime ownership cost and feature sophisticated camera system.

ACS&T is BRC certified for food distribution and storage, and is a subsidiary of the Camellia Plc Group. The company works with a range of wholesalers, manufacturers and speciality producers. In addition to Grimsby and Scarborough it has strategically located sites in Wolverhampton, Tewkesbury and Pontypool.

The footprint includes 14 cold stores, two ambient stores and comprehensive co-packing facilities.

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