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Aston Barclay upgrades transporters in search of efficiency

An Aston Barclay Scania P410 transporter

Improved speed and efficiency were behind a £700,000 investment in a fleet of new transporters and inspection turntables by remarketing specialist Aston Barclay.

The first of six new Scania P410 trucks and Rolfo Pegasus trailers have already arrived at Aston Barclay’s Chelmsford site after the group decided to replace its entire fleet with transporters unique to the UK.

Fitted with 450-litre endurance fuel tanks and bespoke side guards the new fleet aims to champion efficiency as well as allowing the transportation of nine vehicles per lorry – speeding up bulk deliveries.

Aston Barclay has also installed dedicated imaging studios at its Prees Heath, Leeds and Westbury sites with new turntables featuring full ground and elevated lighting to allow vehicles to be photographed from every angle and quickly uploaded to its online sales catalogues.

Glenn Scarborough, managing director of Aston Barclay, said: “We understand that speed of sale is crucial for our buyers and sellers.

“Recent investment in our logistics and preparation services demonstrate our commitment to facilitating this through a bespoke service.

“Using modern technology in support of our services enhances efficiency, leading to cost savings that we are able to re-invest in other areas of the business.”

Aston Barclay’s new Euro 6 compliant lorries, liveried in the business’ traditional black and green, arrived in the UK for their final stages of preparation by Stowmarket-based Scania distributor, TruckEast, following a three-month build process in Europe.

They were then delivered via Belle Trailers of Dunmow to Aston Barclay’s Chelmsford site in late April.

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