Whale Tankers has reported a busy and successful week at the recent APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) event held at Scotland’s premier ski resort, Aviemore, at the heart of the Highlands.
Following a successful launch at the CV show in April, Whale headed for the Highlands with its new CityWhale Micro to attend the APSE Scotland Fleet, Waste and Grounds seminar at the Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel.
The CityWhale is a range of highly versatile vehicles offering both jetting and suction capability in a package ideal for urban operation and is a joint development project between Whale and French partners, Baroclean.
Alan Steel, Regional Manager Scotland for Whale Tankers, said: “We’ve had a busy couple of weeks introducing our new CityWhale range and are delighted with how it is being received by existing and new customers alike, and the reaction in Scotland at APSE was no exception.
“In particular, the ability of the CityWhale Micro to perform in restricted areas and the fact it can be driven on a non HGV licence was of great interest to many of the prospective Scottish buyers we met and spoke with.
“It was great to see this year’s APSE being so well supported with 28 out of 32 Scottish councils in attendance, as well as 73 manufacturers and suppliers all exhibiting at the three day event.”
While in the Scottish Highlands, the Whale team took the opportunity to try out the 3.2t Ford Ranger mounted CityWhale in some of the region’s toughest terrain, including the Cairngorm Mountain ski area which features a funicular railway, believed to be the highest railway in the UK.
For customers south of the border wanting to see the CityWhale Micro for themselves, the vehicle will move on to Tank-ex Harrogate on 29 – 30 May and PAWRS in Paignton on 10, 11 and 12 June 2014.