As part of a major capital investment programme to replenish its 140-strong fleet, Co. Fermanagh-based Quinn Building Products has introduced the first Renault Trucks Range Cs into its mixed line-up. The two 32-tonne Range C380 8x4s, supplied by Renault Trucks’ approved dealer, Diamond Trucks, are part of an ongoing stock investment with the objective of reducing the age of all vehicles and replacing the full fleet over the next three to four years. The new Range Cs have just hit the road, delivering roof tiles to building sites and builders merchants all over Ireland.
“Since Quinn Industrial Holdings took control of the business last December, there has been a major refocus on rapidly returning the business to profitability and growth,” explains Transport Manager Gearoid Gilheany. “We are obviously delighted that sales are already up in most divisions and the new Range Cs will play an important role in further growing our business. We decided to go with the Range Cs as we’ve had previously favourable experiences with Renault Trucks Kerax eight-wheelers and the deal with Diamond Trucks included a comprehensive warranty, which swung it in Renault Trucks’ favour.
“We also found the Range C to be a very comfortable drive, with impressive visibility and a shorter wheel base, but same length of body makes it very manoeuvrable especially for deliveries with limited access,” he adds.
Gilheany continues: “The Range C is also extremely reliable and especially durable both on and off road. In fact we are so impressed that we are already in discussions for an additional ten heavy rigids to join the fleet later in the year.”