Culina Group places its first order with Spanish trailer manufacturer SOR

Culina group SOR trailer


Culina Group has placed its first order with Spanish-owned SOR to provide it with chilled trailers.

The initial order for delivery between now and November is for forty trailers. Twenty are for Culina Logistics, the group’s operation in the UK, and twenty are for Morgan McLernon in Lurgan, Northern Ireland.

The trailers are 13.6 metre refrigeration units.

Thomas Van Mourik, Culina Group chief executive, said: “The relationship between Culina Group and SOR is in its infancy with this order being the first of what we hope will be many.”

“SOR are a Stafford based company with a strong European parent so we are getting the best of both worlds as a customer, a committed local partner supplier, supported by an international infrastructure with a powerful pedigree.

"This is going to be an exciting partnership for both businesses.”

MAN secures £53m contract to modernise British Army fleet

British Army MAN truck


MAN Truck and Bus UK has entered into a £53m contract with the MoD that will see the modernisation of certain logistic vehicles.

The contract will deliver a new pallet and container loading system.

382 retrofit kits for the enhanced pallet loading system (EPLS) will be supplied and integrated into the HX trucks for the armed forces; vehicles that MAN delivered to the MoD under a separate contract signed in 2005.

MAN UK is working with its strategic partner, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Austria (RMMV Ö) to deliver the project; with RMMV Ö providing the technical solution and the EPLS Mk 3 System that will then be installed on the donor vehicles by MAN UK.

Shipping and retrofitting is to be completed by the end of January 2021.