Norbert Dentressangle receives first batch of 530 Renault trucks
Renault Trucks recently presented the keys to the first 100 vehicles out of a total order for 530 ‘Guaranteed Made in France’ trucks to Norbert Dentressangle.
After tests carried out under actual operating conditions, the company was impressed by the vehicles’ technical qualities, the fact they were manufactured in France and the environmental credentials of the DTI Euro 6 engines. The vehicles are all Renault Trucks D and Renault Trucks T, the 2015 International Truck of the Year.
Norbert Dentressangle, the leading European transport and logistics provider, operating the largest owned fleet in Europe has restated its confidence in Renault Trucks and ordered 530 vehicles from the new range for several of its European subsidiaries. These are mainly T range vehicles to be used for regional, national and international haulage. Some 100 vehicles from the D range for distribution activities are also included in this order.
After having tested the vehicles under actual operating conditions for several months, the ‘Guaranteed Made in France’ certification was crucial to Norbert Dentressangle.
During the key presentation ceremony which took place at Renault Trucks’ headquarters in Saint-Priest, Hervé Montjotin, CEO of Norbert Dentressangle, explained why he had made this choice. He said: “The delivery of the new Renault Trucks Euro 6 range is for me an opportunity to remind everyone that Norbert Dentressangle continues to invest in its long-standing activity of transport.
“The choice of truck we use is vital as it allows us to deliver our commitments of quality to our clients, of comfort and safety to our drivers and finally, of respect for the environment with fuel efficient and clean engines. In addition, we are proud to be able to support the promotion, right across Europe, of a ‘Guaranteed Made in France’ product manufactured in our own region of France.”
Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks added: “I am pleased that Norbert Dentressangle, a French company with international reach, recognises the quality of the Renault Trucks T and supports French manufacturing. Our trucks are indeed entirely made in France, at the Blainville-sur-Orne, Bourg-en-Bresse and Lyon production plants.”
With more than 14,700 employees across 195 sites, 1,700 vehicles, and around 3.5 million square metres of warehousing, Norbert Dentressangle is one of the UK’s largest and transport and logistics companies. The company offers a complete range of supply chain services to retailers and manufacturers, including dedicated and shared-user warehousing and transport, reverse logistics and asset management, temperature controlled logistics, e-fulfilment solutions and freight forwarding. For more information, please visit: www.norbert-dentressangle.co.uk