Mannok’s Fleet Replenishment Programme has reached another milestone with the delivery of three new, custom-built 58 tonne mountain tipper trucks, which will increase productivity and efficiency of the mountain truck fleet. The Replenishment Programme aims to upgrade and replace older fleet vehicles, and this latest phase brings the total number of new road going and mountain truck fleet to 135 since the multi-million-pound Programme of investment began in 2015.
Mannok worked with Volvo, for over 12 months, to create three bespoke FMX 500 tippers units. Each unit is capable of carrying up to 22% more product and are more fuel efficient per tonne carried in comparison to the older mountain trucks.
The new vehicles are currently in operation in Mannok’s quarries where they are transporting payloads of up to 36.5 tonnes of locally sourced raw material to the company’s Cement production facilities. The increased carrying capacity and fuel efficiency of the trucks enables Mannok to improve its efficiencies and meet increasing demand, while remaining committed to sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of its business.
The company recently launched the Mannok 2030 Vision, a sustainability strategy which sets out a roadmap to escalate its sustainability drive for the rest of the decade and position the company to achieve net zero carbon by 2050.
Mannok’s Transport Manager, Brian McManus, commented on the investment,
“We are committed to ensuring our fleet has the highest standards of safety and efficiency through our Replenishment Programme.
Volvo have a reputation as a solid, reliable truck manufacturer and after all the work that has gone into creating these bespoke eight-wheeler trucks, it’s great to finally have them in operation on-site.
We are one of the few companies throughout Ireland to be using these types of off-road tippers and the only company to be operating these 58 tonne versions. It is evident, even at this early stage, that they will have a positive effect on productivity and reduce environmental impact.”
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