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ATS' £4.5 million investment programme

ATS Euromaster is taking delivery of 150 new light commercials as part of its fleet replacement programme for 2008, valued at more than £4,500,000.

The new vehicles are primarily Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Iveco Daily and Renault Kangoo models and are being supplied on a mixture of four and five-year contract hire agreements.

Designed to take on specific roles in the fleet, the delivery includes mobile fitting vans for both cars and commercial vehicles, frontline rapid-response vehicles for providing emergency roadside assistance, flatbeds equipped to transport agricultural tyres and smaller vans for use by the company’s mobile fleet inspection department.

“The nature of our business and our commitment to health and safety means each vehicle is built to a comprehensive specification, with an average of £15,000 spent on equipping each mobile service van with the specialist tools required for our technicians to operate safely,” said Tim Richards, group vehicle and equipment manager at ATS Euromaster.

“As part of this latest delivery we are trialling a new mobile truck tyre fitting machine which will enable us to fit tyres at a customers’ site more quickly, efficiently and safely.

"The machine reduces the need to lift heavy truck tyres manually and helps to protect the beads, which in turn should lead to an even higher casing acceptance rate for remould programmes.”

This latest investment in new vehicles is part of ATS Euromaster’s ongoing commitment to operating a modern commercial vehicle fleet.

The new vehicles each benefit from LED lights and a roof-mounted light bar and are expected to cover up to 25,000 miles a year.

They join a total fleet of approximately 1,200 light commercial vehicles and 400 cars that operate throughout the UK.

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