Vulcan Windows Ltd, Hull, is the winner of the prize Citroën Berlingo 1.6HDi 600 LX van, which is fully fitted for carrying glass. As such it is equipped with the latest Supertrucks fully anodised aluminium side glass rack, complete with two Supertrucks System 1 retaining poles and an anodised aluminium roof rack fitted with a front air deflector. Other Supertrucks equipment fitted to the Berlingo van includes front and rear side rack safety markers and an inclinometer.
Paul Walker, Vulcan Windows’ operations manager, comments, “We are delighted to win the Supertrucks equipped Citroën Berlingo. As the company is growing fast we were considering acquiring a smaller van for use in a customer services role – so winning the use of the Supertrucks equipped Citroën Berlingo for six months is a terrific boost for our business.” He adds, “As we already operate a number of Supertrucks equipped vans, we know that Supertrucks makes the best glass carrying equipment in the business, with an enviable reputation for quality and service.”
Peter Wright, Supertrucks chairman, explains, “The Citroën Berlingo is one of the UK’s best selling high cube vans and a very popular choice with companies in the glass trade. Fitted with Supertrucks custom engineered glass carrying equipment Vulcan Windows has gained an extremely versatile addition to its vehicle fleet.”
Established for 23 years, Hull-based Vulcan Windows Ltd is a large and fast-expanding manufacturer of upvc and aluminium window systems. It has grown its sales by some 40 per cent in the past year and expects to continue a similar rate of growth into 2008. Vulcan Windows supplies and installs windows throughout the UK and is active in new public and private sector building projects as well as the domestic sector. To provide transport the company currently has a 35 strong commercial vehicle fleet, the bulk of which are 3.5 tonne gvw vans.
Fully compliant with all relevant European regulations, Supertrucks racks are the only UK manufactured glass carrying racks which have been awarded the internationally recognised German TUV and GS engineering and safety certification.
In addition to its wide range of glass carrying equipment for every popular European panel van, Supertrucks is also the UK’s largest manufacturer of coachbuilt glass carrying bodywork. This range is custom built for chassis cabs in the 3.5 – 26 tonne gvw weight range. Designed for the bulk transport of glass and glazing products, Supertrucks coachbuilt bodies incorporate the latest technology to increase load handling efficiency and safety. Amongst the many patented features incorporated into Supertrucks coachbuilt bodywork is its retracting roof system, which allows overhead craneage of large stillages.