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Major fleet investment for Palletforce founder member

Palletforce founder member Wm Armstrong is continuing its programme of modernisation with a £650,000 investment in its 90-strong fleet.

The family-run firm which celebrated its 85th anniversary last year has replaced nine of its vehicles with new Renault rigid four and six wheel curtain siders.

These new trucks are branded with Palletforce, the UK and Europe’s leading palletised distribution network, livery and are also fitted with one-and-a-half-tonne tail lifts.

"We have established a programme to replace and renew existing vehicles within our fleet as well as an expansion plan," said Geof Armstrong, co-owner and director of Wm Armstrong.

"Not only will this investment build awareness of the Armstrong and Palletforce brand in Scotland but it will also help us to enhance fleet efficiency which allows us to compete in a tight marketplace and offer an exceptional service to customers."

Last year Wm Armstrong replaced 40 per cent of its vehicles as part of its rolling modernisation programme to ensure its fleet is run at maximum efficiency.

The new trucks are based at the firm’s depots in Longtown, Carlisle, and Uddingston, Glasgow.

"It is great to see such well-established firms like Wm Armstrong continuing to reinvigorate its fleet with major investments like this," said Michael Conroy, Chief Executive of Palletforce.

"These new vehicles in the striking Palletforce livery will make a real impact on the roads and support our presence in northern England and Scotland."

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