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Scania wins heavy duty manufacturer LowCVP Champions Award

Scania won the Heavy Duty Manufacturer of the Year trophy at the 2016 Low Carbon Champions Awards the second year it has taken LowCVP s top prize. The Swedish truck OEM took the award for its dedicated gas-powered trucks and buses, which are now in service with several high profile operators in the UK. We were impressed with the commercial focus Scania has taken in delivering lower-carbon trucks and buses into real world operations while also developing innovative longer-term options for trials, said the judges. They also praised Scania s commitment to the introduction of sustainable biofuel options in the difficult-to-decarbonise heavy-duty vehicle market . We are delighted to have once again been recognised for our work as we drive the shift towards a sustainable transport future, comments Scania (GB) managing director Claes Jacobsson. Our dedicated gas-powered trucks and buses are capable of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90% when running on biogas, which represents a major contribution to the decarbonisation of heavy commercial vehicles. Operators running gas-powered Scania trucks now include Argos and the John Lewis Partnership. Reading Buses and Stagecoach are two bus operators utilising the technology in the UK. Author Brian Tinham [1] Related Companies Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Scania (Great Britain) Ltd [2] [3] This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. [4] One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team [5] . References ^ Brian Tinham ( ^ Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership ( ^ Scania (Great Britain) Ltd ( ^ See Terms and Conditions. ( ^ contact the sales team (


Much more than a Test Centre

Much more than a Test Centre 13 September 2016 Established by Joe Gormley in 1984, Interparts Drumalee Ltd has come a long way over the past three decades Interparts Drumalee Ltd is a one-stop shop for all your vehicle testing, servicing and repairs, tachograph calibration, vehicle plating, truck and trailer parts, new and used truck sales, while truck hire is also available. Located one mile outside Cavan town on main N3 Dublin road, the company is also a main DAF Commercial Dealership for the North-East region. Established by Joe Gormley in 1984, Interparts Drumalee Ltd has come a long way over the past three decades. Joe a native of Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim is a former Leitrim county footballer having won 6 senior championships with his native Sean O Heslins GFC in Ballinamore. When he moved to Cavan he also went on to play with both Drumalee GFC and Cavan Rugby club for a number of years. He relocated the business to its current site on the Dublin Road, Cavan in 1987 and he began testing light goods vehicles in 1993, followed by heavy goods vehicles a short time later. The business has developed and expanded as the commercial Vehicle Testing sector itself has evolved through the establishment of a rigorous compliance infrastructure by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the investment and commitment of the members of the SIMI Vehicle Testers Network. Interparts Drumalee are NSAI certified I.S. EN ISO 9001:2008 CITA 9B. The CVRT inspection includes checking brakes, lights, markings, wheels and tyres, steering and suspension, chassis and underbody, tachograph, speed limiter, exhaust emissions, electrical systems, glass and mirrors etc. As one of the busiest Test Centres in the country with four full-time testers their opening hours are 9am to 6pm and late opening to 9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays. Many of their customers still prefer to phone in their booking to Annamarie Costello, Test Centre Manager, on 049 4331777 but they also have upgraded their technology to facilitate on-line bookings which can be made on Interparts Drumalee is a NSAI approved test centre with a wide scope such a Heavy Goods Trailer Licencing verification and they can carry out IVA Certification for new Trucks and Commercial vehicles. This exceptional, multifaceted operation provides a diverse range of services to hauliers and also to owners and operators of other vehicles and equipment. Simply put, there aren t many who can match the efficiency and dependability of Interparts Drumalee when it comes to vehicle repairs, servicing, commercial vehicle testing, Spare Parts, Truck Sales and Truck Hire. Interparts Drumalee offers a full range of repairs and servicing for all makes and models of light and heavy goods vehicles. General and Service Manager Robbie Malone, with years of experience in the business, runs an efficient customer focussed Service Department. With the latest diagnostic equipment on hand to cover all makes of trucks and trailer systems, no job is too big or too small for the highly skilled team at this Cavan place of excellence. Servicing, maintenance and repairs are carried out in a state-of-the-art workshop which is fully equipped to also carry out Tachograph and Speed limiter installation and calibration, chassis plating, 6, 9, and 12 week inspections and all general repairs. The company also offers an out of hour s breakdown assistance service. Since its inception, the family-run business has been providing a personal touch which customers have come to appreciate. It has the equipment and the manpower to carry out any kind of repair work. The ESB, Leaseplan, eir and Cavan Co Council are just some of the companies that put their trust in Interparts to look after their fleets. The company also runs a large Parts business covering 16 counties with three vans and Sales Reps on the road explains Parts Manager Gabriel Fitzsimons: We are proud to be able to offer our customers the widest range of both genuine and alternative truck, trailer and light Commercial Parts. We stock everything from engine and serviceable parts, transmission parts, electrical and lighting products, air suspension, brakes and cabin parts. We also stock a wide range of spares for the leading trailer axle manufacturers such as ROR, BPW, SAF and Mercedes. We have every part you can think of. Committed to supplying quality parts at competitive prices, Interparts warehouse is stocked with a huge range of parts which will ensure your downtime is kept to a minimum. Parts for all the leading brands can be delivered nationwide within 24 hours of being ordered. The company carries a quality range of Used Commercials at all times including makes such as DAF, Volvo and Scania and they can also source any make of truck to suit any potential customer requirements and budget. They also supply new DAF commercials direct to the customer and provide Tractor Units for hire at competitive prices. We are extremely busy at the moment and have established a loyal customer base. Our CVRT Centre and parts division both bring in a lot of extra business to our garage, Robbie adds. Interparts currently employs 30 staff. The well-established business offers a fast, efficient, professional, friendly and cost-effective service to all customers. Opening hours are from 9am to 6pm Monday and Friday, 9am to 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays. Interparts keeping your wheels in motion Interparts Drumalee Ltd, Dublin Road, Cavan. Telephone: 049 4331777 After Hours Service: Gabriel or Robbie 086 8523620, 086 6865075 Email: [email protected] Website: Taken from I rish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Vol 18 N o 10, December 2015/January 2016 [1] References ^ rish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Vol 18 No 10, December 2015/January 2016 (


Scania’s journey to sustainability

It’s always a big deal when a truck maker introduces a new model. It is an even bigger deal when it introduces a new flagship which spearheads a complete revision of its entire range. Mercedes did it a few years ago when it revealed its new Actros, which we hope will eventually make it to SA in 2018. That date seems likely for the new Scania too, although the company is unable to put a time frame on the local roll-out of its new models as yet. Scania gathered some 1,200 guests and media together under the glass roof of the Grand Palais in Paris to reveal not just its new trucks, but its new strategy. “Scania is on an extraordinary journey,” said its president and CEO, Henrik Henriksson. “Our promise is not just about business. It is about developing a sustainable future. There has been an exploding demand for the movement of goods and people, putting pressure on the environment,” he said. That view was echoed by guest speaker and former United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan. “No business can succeed in a society that fails. The transport sector will be absolutely crucial. We must make the economic case for sustainable transport. The growth of transport should not harm the people or the planet,” he said. Henriksson says that Scania is committed to smart and safe transport solutions, pointing out that since 2011 every Scania truck has been equipped with connectivity systems. These systems have provided the truck maker with valuable insight into how businesses operate and enabled it to tailor its products. “From our connected fleet we know trucks in Europe only run at 60% capacity,” he said. It is this feedback that is enabling fleet managers to make decisions on routes, capacity and other areas which not only improve efficiency but reduce costs and reduce the impact of trucks and loads on the environment. Efficiency is a key issue at the moment. Many transport companies in Europe are operating with only a 2% margin, which Henriksson says means they only make their profit in the last week of the year. It requires trucks and fleets to become smarter. This is the one of the major aims of the new Scania truck lineup. According to Christian Levin, Scania’s head of sales and marketing, the new models have been built from the ground up to meet the needs of 21st century transport. The company has invested billions and spent 10 years developing the new trucks including putting in more than 10-million kilometres of testing. “The new range is designed to meet more demanding standards than ever before,” said Levin. It includes the latest generation of Euro 6 engines, all of which will be HVO compatible. They also feature the world’s first rollover curtain airbags in a truck and, of course, a whole new suite of connected services. These services will include a new generation of preventative maintenance systems. Levin says the new trucks will allow a “don’t call us, we’ll call you” approach to maintenance, with trained workshop technicians monitoring when a truck needs attention and contacting the customer in advance. Henriksson said the company is also working on a number of future technologies for its trucks too. These include an extension of its alternative fuels strategy, as well as the possibility of fully electric vehicles which will boast wireless charging. It is not just about changes under the skin, though. The new trucks feature an evolution of the familiar Scania design, updated with a view to remaining fresh and modern for a potential 10-year life cycle. The interior has also been extensively designed and the company has called on the expertise of fellow Volkswagen Group companies such as Audi and Porsche. An obvious example of this is the Audi style digital dashboard which can provide a vast amount of information for the driver. Taking a look around the cab it was clear there has been a strong focus on driver requirements. There is a vast amount of space and enough storage nooks and cupboards to make one wonder if the cab is not a better place to spend the night than a room at the local truck stop. The seats have been designed and engineered for maximum comfort and there is added safety above and beyond that new curtain airbag system. The question now is when the new trucks will make it to SA. The local operation is already testing the new engines with a long-distance customer. This will be vital to establishing when it will be possible to bring the new trucks with the latest generation engines to this country. It is all designed to be more comfortable and more efficient, with Scania claiming that the combination of new engines, improved aerodynamics and greater technology will deliver up to a 5% improvement in fuel economy. Chatting to some of the big customers that Scania SA took to Paris for the reveal, it is that figure that will matter the most. Today the bottom line is being watched more closely than ever and the new trucks will have to protect those very pressured margins. Levin promised that the new trucks will be the “most sustainable, fun to drive, money-making machines in our history” . If it can follow through on that claim, then Scania should have another winning formula. Source: Business Day