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Enviro-Clean choose Thompsons bodies

Volvo FMX trucks fitted with Multimaster bodies

Scottish waste-management firm purchases two new Volvo FMX trucks equipped with Multimaster bodies 

ONE of the first tipper operators to welcome Thompsons’ recent announcement that they are to open a new tipper manufacturing facility in Scotland is East Kilbride-based Enviro-Clean, a long-term user of Thompsons bodies.

Strengthening their 100-plus machinery fleet, the waste-management operator has recently taken delivery of two new Volvo FMXs fitted with easily discharged curved floor Multimaster bodies, making the trucks suitable for multi-purpose tipping which, in Enviro-Clean’s case, often involves shifting wet and sticky soils on ground clearance work.   

Having purchased and used Thompsons bodies for a few years already, Enviro-Clean confirm that the units continue to outperform their competition in terms of reliability, durability and whole life cost of operation. 

Building on this success, Enviro-Clean say Thompsons’ latest move to open a new factory north of the border as a perfect move that can only enhance what is already a solid business relationship between the two businesses. 

Findlay Robertson, transport manager of Enviro-Clean, commented: ‘Thompsons coming to Scotland is a perfect move which can only benefit everyone. We’ve run Thompsons bodies for a long time with great success and, being a Scottish tipper operator, it’s obviously even more advantageous for us if our bodies can be built locally. Similarly, we’re obviously delighted to see Thompsons directly investing in Scotland and the Scottish economy. This is a genuine win-win development that can only benefit us all.’

Thompsons director, Scott Burton, added: ‘We really appreciate the faith that Enviro-Clean and other operators have placed in our products, despite the fact that we have had to build them and deliver them from England. Opening a factory in Scotland will be a very significant investment for our company, but one that we think will pay us real dividends in the future. 

‘We already have a strong and steadily increasing customer base north of the border. Key to Thompsons’ long term success will not be just about building bodies in Scotland, but also reducing delivery times and providing optimum standards of locally based parts and service support.’

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