Eminox opens new plant in Stoke
Eminox has opened a new Retrofit Service and Support Centre alongside an Aftermarket Distribution hub in Stoke-on-Trent. The site will specialise in SCRT upgrades and CRT systems for Euro-6 vehicles, which claim to reduce diesel emissions by up to 99%.
Retrofit sales director, Carlos Vicente, said: “This expansion of our service capabilities puts us in a fantastic position to meet the growing demand for our SCRT technology.”
The move was prompted by the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to include more areas of the city come October 2020. Other UK cities, like Manchester and Leeds, are set to introduce clean air zones too.
Owners of Euro-5 trucks or lower could be subject to payments of £100 per day if they choose to operate within these zones. The upgrades cost from £15,000 to £20,000 and take 40 hours to install.
The new Distribution Hub, the firm claims, reflects the success of its OE replacement DPFs range since its launch in 2018. Stoke is a good location as it allows easy access to road networks allowing for operators to get parts faster.
Aftermarket manager, Neil Koston, said: “The new distribution hub allows us to provide rapid response to our distributors and make our DPFs available for next-day delivery to keep vehicles on the move. The DPFs are a direct-fit aftermarket replacement and have passed European testing.”
“Many customers are already planning to opt for a cost effective SCRT solution to upgrade to Euro-6 to comply with the demands of a new wave of emission control zones” added Vincente. He also stated that Eminox is expanding its range for buses, coaches and specialist HGVs.
Nominations are open for the Commercial Motor Service to Industry Award 2019
In 2018 Cartwright Group chairman Peter Cartwright joined formerly marketing director at DAF Trucks Tony pain and Keltruck’s Chris Kelly snr as recipient of the Commercial Motor Service to Industry Award.
The judges singled out his lifelong commitment to the British road transport industry and his career of nearly 60 years, which has mirrored the success of the company that bares his name.
Cartwright himself said it was an “honour” and a “great surprise” to receive the Service to Industry Award in 2018: “Having grown up in the industry I have found it fascinating – it not only keeps me busy every day but I’m still learning. In fact, I regard myself as Cartwright’s oldest apprentice! Engineering excellence and innovation is at the heart of everything we do and always has been. I look forward to seeing Cartwright grow even further in the coming years.”
If you wish to nominate someone to win this years award, sponsored by Asset Alliance Group, then go to Commercialmotorawards.com where you’ll find all the award criteria, plus our easy to use online entry process. All award entries are 1,000 words and you can support your entry with photography and customer testimonials. There are 15 categories to enter, so there is something for everyone.
This year’s awards take place on 28 November at the Vox in Birmingham.