Toyota Contract Signals New MAN Fleet for Bibby

Independent logistics specialist, Bibby Distribution, has secured a contract renewal with Toyota to deliver ‘overnight’ automotive parts to the Japanese car giant’s After Sales UK Centre network.

The move also means a fleet replacement programme which sees Bibby take delivery of a significant number of MAN rigid and tractor units. Models include a variety of box-bodied TGM 18.240s, 7.5 tonne TGLs and 6x2 TGX 26.440 tractors. The company now operates 460 MANs, continuing the Munich marque’s status as preferred truck supplier.

The MAN fleet was supplied through MAN Financial Services and with full R&M. MAN’s projected whole life cost also emerged significantly lower after Bibby’s thorough competitive analysis.

“MAN’s engine technology greatly simplifies Bibby’s operation of the Toyota contract,” said Bibby Fleet Director, Geoff Mitchell, “productivity remains high and our drivers are delighted with cab comfort,” he said, “We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with MAN for 13 years now, and we’ve built up a level of confidence that assures me that MAN’s Truck Centres and Service Centres provide all the support we require where and when we need it.”