DAF Trucks has secured an order from Asset Alliance Group for 1,500 New Generation electric and diesel trucks worth over £160 million. The order, one of DAFs largest ever, will mostly comprise a mix of DAF XF and XG tractors, together with some XD tractors and rigids, including around 75 electric versions. Deliveries will begin this year and be spread over three years. The vehicles will be maintained by the DAF dealer network under full R&M packages.
Asset Alliance Group CEO Willie Paterson (pictured right) says: “Amid the industry’s supply shortages, the deal represents an enormous commitment for Asset Alliance Group and DAF, underlining the strong relationship we have enjoyed for many years and our commitment to the environment and zero emissions. It gets 2023 off to a great start for us.
“With the backing of Arbuthnot Latham Private & Commercial Bank, the order for 1,500 electric and diesel trucks clearly demonstrates that we have the spending power to go out and do such a huge chunk of business – cementing our growing reputation as a major player in the market – with a focus on the zero-emission challenge for our customers.”
The Group’s director of asset management, Marc Mellon, adds: “This is a huge deal for us and has been many months in the making. It secures the number of trucks we need to maintain the quality of our fleet and high standard of operations, ensuring we can continue to supply our existing customers with exceptional modern, fuel-efficient vehicles, while also attracting new business with what will be the rapidly developing electric market.”
For DAF Trucks, Russell Patmore (left), UK truck sales director, says: “The size of the deal and the commitment to DAF zero emission electric vehicles speaks volumes for our trusted partnership with Asset Alliance Group and builds on years of doing business together.
“As the market-leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in the UK, we are delighted to supply a range of New Generation electric and diesel models over three years to meet long haul and distribution applications. These trucks uniquely take advantage of the latest weights and dimension legislation to secure class-leading performance in both electric and diesel format.”
Asset Alliance and DAF Trucks will both be exhibiting at this year’s Road Transport Expo, which takes place at Stoneleigh NAEC on June 28-30. It’s FREE to attend, and registrations are now open.
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