Vyta takes delivery of the first MANs in Northern Ireland with OptiView

Commercial Motor
February 20, 2024

Vyta has taken delivery of two new MANs. The TGL 12.250 and TGM 15.290 are the first MAN trucks in Northern Ireland to feature MAN’s OptiView mirror replacement solution.

Based in Newtownabbey, Vyta is an IT recycling company that provides secure asset disposal services including hard drive shredding. 

The trucks are fitted with 6.9-litre engines with the 12-tonne TGL getting 250hp and the 15-tonne TGM 290hp. The TGL features a CC day cab and the TGM has a TM high-roof sleeper cab. 

Matt Harris, systems and process manager at Vyta, said: “We’re excited to be the first adopter of OptiView in Northern Ireland. The support we’ve had from MAN and our local MAN dealership, RK Trucks Centre, in terms of system familiarisation and driver training, helps further cement our view of MAN’s genuine commitment and caring customer support.

“At Vyta a core pillar of our business is to ensure we deliver our customers a sustainable and secure level of service, and to achieve this we need to make sure our fleet of specialist mobile shredding vehicles are both modern and efficient. Historically our MAN trucks have served us well, they have proven to be robust, economical and when looking at their total cost of ownership, efficient. All attributes that help us as a business to reduce our environmental impact.

“For decades traditional mirrors have been a fundamental part of driving any vehicle and we’ve all depended on them as we go about our business. As a forward thinking company, when we first looked at the OptiView system and discussed it with our local MAN sales executive Julian Brown, we instantly saw the many benefits. Our drivers have fully embraced OptiView and we hear nothing but positive comments about the enhanced fields of vision and the reduced blind spots on the kerbside.”   

Harris concluded: “These two new trucks have replaced two older MAN vehicles that have served us well over the last six Years. These de-fleeted vehicles will go through a series of workshop checks with RK Trucks, they’ll be serviced and reconditioned where appropriate and in a process very similar to ours, passed into the hands of the next user via MAN’s used vehicle function.”

Julian Brown, sales executive at MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, added: “Vyta has been a much-valued customer for 15 years now and once again it’s been a delight working with Matt Harris. Having a close working relationship means we have an in-depth understanding of the Vyta operation and how our high level of service can add value to their business and clients.

“Houston Coachworks, of Ballymena, built the bodies and Ulster Shredders of Magherafelt, near Toomebridge, added the shredding equipment into the body of the larger TGM, both have done an outstanding job. Seeing the TGM working, as it shreds redundant media such as hard drives and SSDs from the onboard viewing area and knowing that 99% of the shredded fragments are heading for recycling and not landfill, is amazing.”

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