Keep on truckin’. That’s the message from Totally Dynamic, the UK’s hottest vehicle wrapping company, as it heads to the top of the heavyweight division with new contract wins from some well known haulage fleets.
Adam Sharpe, boss of the Central Scotland franchise, is keeping Totally Dynamic rolling down the highway to success by securing deals to transform 40 giant artics for Duncan Adams and an initial nine and potentially many more for the Russell Group.
The deals reinforce 31-year old Adam’s pole position in the lucrative road transport market in Scotland and will mean that he will be adding extra jobs to his five-strong team at his state-of-the art facility in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow.
Adam said: "Winning these contracts sends out a clear message that when Britain’s truckers want quality, innovation and the most up-to-date techniques, they are doing a handbrake turn to get to Totally Dynamic."
The job for Duncan Adams means that his team are working non-stop for the massive family-owned company, which is headquartered in Grangemouth but has satellite depots in Glasgow, Birkenhead, Teesport and South Shields.
Established in 1960 and still under the direction of the eponymous founder, the company operates all over Europe, with blue chip customers in the chemical, wine, spirits and forest products industries.
Totally Dynamic is taking its brand new, all white lorries and branding them with their distinctive bold red stripe and graphics. It is completing one truck a day and has specially commissioned a customised new work facility in Falkirk, to be easily accessible for the Duncan Adams HQ.
The Russell Group, based in Hillington in Glasgow, operates more than 200 vehicles in a wide range of configurations, more than 500 trailers and 1000 intermodal containers. Its distinctive lilac trucks with white lettering are a familiar feature on UK and European roads and are a vital part of an integrated service of road, rail and sea transport.
Once again, Adam and the Totally Dynamic specialists are taking white trucks and wrapping them completely in lilac vinyl, including the back of the cab with its complex connection systems.
Adam explained: "Haulage firms like Russell can’t buy vehicles in their stand-out lilac livery off the shelf and many are realising that if they have them painted, it slashes their residual value. In fact, some trucking companies are having to paint trucks white again so that they can sell them on.
"So wrapping is the sensible option from so many perspectives – cost, efficiency and vehicle preservation. It means that companies get exactly the colour and the graphics they want and when it is time to move the vehicle on, the wrapping is taken off and the original paintwork is in virtually showroom condition."
The deals consolidates the Cumbernauld division’s growing reputation as heavy vehicle specialists. Although they still attract enormous custom from individual drivers – one recently had a VW Beetle transformed to look like Herbie, down to the blue and red stripes and the number 53 – trucks will increasingly take up their capacity.