WHALE ANNOUNCES £1 MILLION GULLIVER’S ORDER AT PAWRS

Posted by Tim Pile - June 10th, 2009

Whale Tankers – a leading manufacturer of high quality vacuum tankers and jetting equipment – is celebrating its attendance at PAWRS having secured an order worth in excess of £1million from Gulliver’s Municipal Hire Services – a division of the Bristol-based vehicle solutions provider.

Totalling 18 vehicles, the fleet newcomers will be deployed to service a number of new dedicated contracts that Gulliver’s has recently secured, as well as to bolster and replenish its own hire fleet. Alongside ten High Volume Combination (HVC) and seven GullyWhale Plus Medium Volume Combination (MVC) tankers, Gulliver’s has specified the KiloWhale Plus is a vacuum tanker that also combines jetting for deep sewer cleaning and maintenance. All of the new HVC and MVC vehicles will feature the 18-tonne 4 x 2 DAF LF 55 chassis with a combination of day and sleeper cabs, whilst the KiloWhale Plus has been specified on the 8 x 4 DAF CF 75.310.

With some of the vehicles already in build, the new Whale’s will surface within the Gulliver’s fleet over the coming months. Indeed when all of the new vehicles have been commissioned, Gulliver’s will operate in excess of 100 Whale tankers, out of a vehicle fleet that now totals more than 2,500.

Commenting on the decision to specify Whale, Gulliver’s Managing Director, Philippe Harding said: “We know from past experience that Whale is a quality and premium product. Not surprisingly, our entire fleet of gully emptiers, sewer cleaners, Jet Vacs and recyclers is 100% Whale and it is our intention to keep it that way. Gulliver’s as an organisation is committed to an ongoing growth strategy here in the UK, and given that we pride ourselves on the principle that ‘a promise is a promise, we only procure capital equipment that is capable of helping us deliver on this. With Whale that’s certainly the case.”

Whale Tankers’ Regional Sales Manager, Nick Cole commented: “What better way to announce this latest news than at PAWRS. We are delighted that Gulliver’s is continuing to show its faith in the Whale product and that our vehicles will once again play a pivotal part in helping them strengthen their position here in the UK.

Formed over 50 years ago, Gulliver’s today stands as one of the UK’s leading vehicle solution providers. With a fleet that extends to over 2,500 vehicles – ranging from small vans through to 43 tonne tractor units – each is available in a variety of body styles such as box, curtainside, dropside and refrigerated. Equally diverse is the company’s municipal range that takes in RCVs, sweepers, gully emptiers, skip loaders, hook loaders, access platforms and cranes. Also specialising in contract hire, Gulliver’s today operates a network of eight regional depots.

10th June 2009

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