Wokingham based A1 Group has recently taken delivery of two new MAN TGS 26.330 6x2 rigids for its Car Spares division.

The trucks are fitted with Belle car transporter bodywork and spectacle lifts and are already in service collecting used and impounded cars for salvage or disposal from around the country.

The company already uses ’07 plate 18 tonne MANs on it Car Spares fleet which operate with six-car bodywork. These latest higher specification models are higher weight 26 tonne units, however, the uprated Belle bodywork means they can carry up to eight vehicles.

“The higher weight unit and larger capacity Belle bodywork has led to a sizeable reduction in road miles and reduced our carbon footprint significantly. This all adds up to bottom line savings,” said company owner, Russell Pike.

He added, “It’s the outstanding service from Cordwallis, our MAN dealer in Reading, that keeps us with MAN. We have five year MAN repair and maintenance contracts, but it’s the peace of mind we enjoy from Cordwallis which you can’t put a price on. The Cordwallis team is fantastic.”

A1 Group run six MANs in a fleet of 25. The company is one of the largest scrap metal and car spares businesses in the country. The company also offers a wide range of other services such as car collection and disposal, hygiene services, portable toilet hire and drainage services such as regular drainage inspection and maintenance, CCTV surveying, high-pressure jetting and tanker services.