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Mannok fleet-replenishment programme continues

Mountain tippers

Company takes delivery of three bespoke, state-of-the-art, 58-tonne mountain tipper trucks

MANNOK’s fleet-replenishment programme has reached another milestone with the delivery of three new, custom-built, 58-tonne mountain tipper trucks, which will increase the productivity and efficiency of their mountain truck fleet.

The replenishment programme aims to upgrade and replace older fleet vehicles, and this latest phase brings the total number of new road-going and mountain tipper trucks to 135 since the multi-million-pound programme of investment began in 2015.

Mannok worked with Volvo for more than 12 months to create three bespoke FMX 500 tipper units. Each truck is capable of carrying up to 22% more product and all three are more fuel efficient per tonne carried compared with the company’s older mountain trucks.

The new vehicles are currently in operation in Mannok’s quarries where they are transporting payloads of up to 36.5 tonnes of locally sourced raw material to the company’s cement production facilities.

Mannok say the increased carrying capacity and fuel efficiency of the trucks will allow them to improve their efficiencies and meet increasing demand, while remaining committed to sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of their business.

The company recently launched the Mannok 2030 Vision, a sustainability strategy which sets out a roadmap to escalate its sustainability drive for the rest of the decade and position the company to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050.

Commenting on the latest investment, Mannok’s transport manager, Brian McManus, said: ‘We are committed to ensuring our fleet has the highest standards of safety and efficiency through our replenishment programme.

‘Volvo have a reputation as a solid, reliable truck manufacturer and after all the work that has gone into creating these bespoke eight-wheeler trucks, it’s great to finally have them in operation on site.

‘We are one of the few companies throughout Ireland to be using this type of off-road tipper and the only company to be operating this 58-tonne version. It’s evident, even at this early stage, that they will have a positive effect on productivity and reduce environmental impact.’

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