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East Yorkshire poultry business invests in Hull firm for latest fleet vehicle

Nigel Upson and Chris Berridge

We've recently taken delivery of a new delivery vehicle from family owned Hull business, Paneltex.

We commissioned the vehicle, a 7.2 tonne Iveco Daily 72C chassis cab fitted with a Paneltex insulated body and a GAH J503 direct drive refrigeration system, to service our customers throughout Yorkshire.

Of the commission, Paneltex Managing Director Chris Berridge said: “Soanes traditionally buy 7.5 tonne vehicles but the 7.2 tonne Iveco does the same job as a 7.5 tonne truck because it's a lightweight vehicle with excellent payload.

“The kerb weight of the combined Paneltex body on the Iveco chassis is only 3580 kg meaning that the payload is an impressive 3620 kg, which enables it to be more efficient than a typical 7.5 tonne vehicle.”

Our General Manager, Nigel Upson is delighted with the collaboration: “We pride ourselves on buying goods and services as locally as possible, so it’s good to support both Paneltex and Market Weighton company, Provins Signs who provided the graphics.”

The latest vehicle brings the total number of refrigerated delivery vehicles in our fleet to 13.

Operating out of a 12,000 square metre factory in Hull, Paneltex Ltd is a leading UK manufacturer of refrigerated and specialised commercial vehicle bodies, producing everything from large trailers to small vans.

Pictured with the new vehicle are Nigel Upson, left and Chris Berridge, right.

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