Sefton Council has renewed its fleet contract with FAUN Zoeller, a leading waste management systems manufacturer, ordering new refuse collection vehicles (RCV) and eco-drive assistants (EDA) in a deal worth £3.5 million.
The order comprises a variety of 26-tonne and 32-tonne capacity Variopress II rear-loaders plus Zoeller lifting systems, with every vehicle equipped with an innovative EDA, which measures road speed, engine revolutions and acceleration input to let the vehicle change gears without unnecessary over-revving.
The Variopress has a higher payload than any other RCV on the market, improving fuel efficiency through its capacity to carry a larger volume of waste. A versatile system, it can be used with 60 litre bins through to 5mᵌ refillable containers, regardless of the density of the weight.
Complementing the Variopress with the use of an EDA further improves on carbon reduction. Designed to fit the chassis of any RCV, the EDA helps to deliver a more economical and environmentally-friendly waste collection service by optimizing driving for stop/start refuse collection cycles.
Ben Lord, Regional Account Manager at FAUN Zoeller, said: "FAUN Zoeller excels in working together with its customers in order to deliver and maintain top quality products and services. Our qualified and professional engineers combined with excellent resources ensure that we are able to deliver the best possible solutions to clients."
Vincent Donnelly, Transport Manager at Sefton Council, added: "When it came to selecting a new fleet it was apparent that we needed a high performing waste management solution that was environmentally friendly.
"Through a rigid tendering process FAUN Zoeller were eventually chosen as the best option. In addition to delivering on price and quality, the customer service on offer has been outstanding, with after sales support from the service department and field service engineers proving particularly valuable in the past. Our overall experiences have been wholly positive."