The deal was made between Mike Kelly, Keltruck’s Fleet Sales Director, and Steve Davis, Transport Manager of Holland and Barrett.
The vehicles delivered were P235DB4x2MNAS 18 tonne sleeper cab chassis with Don Burr box van bodies and were all ordered to replace existing vehicles within the fleet.
They have been put into operation to fulfil the retail delivery demand across their 1,000+ stores nationwide.
The vehicles – featuring Scania’s new two pedal Opticruise gearbox – have been supplied with Keltruck’s 5 year full contract hire package and will be maintained at Keltruck’s Burton-on-Trent depot, also within the Centrum 100 Estate.
When asked why he chose the specific model of truck, Steve commented that his decision was influenced by 3 factors: “reliability, economic efficiency and driver comfort.”
Steve continued, “We have a very good working relationship with Keltruck on all levels. Our respective Keltruck depot is Burton where the staff are very helpful and understand the pressures on us regarding down time and vehicle availability. Keltruck Burton is very close to our premises so the service they provide is like having our own garage on site.”
Mike Kelly commented, “Keltruck has maintained a close working relationship with Holland and Barrett over recent years and, along with the robust reliability of the Scania product, this resulted in Keltruck winning the business.”
Established in 1920, Holland and Barrett is the UK’s largest high street supplier of health foods and vitamins with over 1,000 stores nationwide and still growing.