Hireco has been partnering with pladis, the global snacking company behind the iconic McVitie’s brand. Supporting the company with 213 tractor units & trailers, to deliver its much-loved biscuits and snacks to the consumers up and down the country.
“Over the last three years our relationship with pladis has grown from strength to strength” Tim Gibson, Sales Director at Hireco, tells us. “We understand the business goals and strategies and work very closely with pladis to ensure these are achieved. The latest was a solution to ‘delivering more with less vehicles’; Hireco have supplied pladis with 48 longer trailers.
“Pladis’ reduction in carbon footprint in the UK has been achieved, in large, by reducing road miles through the addition of 48 longer trailer to our fleet which are supplied by Hireco”, explains Ian Bowater, Fleet Maintenance Manager at pladis. In addition, the vehicles have been designed as a trail by the Department of Transport, the initiative is expected to save a large volume of CO₂.
Along with the environmental benefits, these trailers are also supporting the company’s new McVitie’s ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign. Which promotes mental wellbeing by encouraging the nation to get talking. “Having impactful livery on these 48 new trailers is a great opportunity to spread awareness. This will also reach a wider audience whilst on the road.” Bowater states.
Words from James Smith – Group CEO
2019 has been a very exciting year for the Hireco Group. We have been working on a series of new platforms, with new employees. To deliver new technology, new finance products, and a new asset rental and leasing division. In addition, we are very excited to be looking to expand our Hireco Truck park solution across the UK.
These are remarkable times in the transport world. People empower technology, technology empowers change, the landscape changes and the cycle begins again. Furthermore, one thing has held true through the years, as leaders and peers we cannot be successful alone.
Hireco understands that our customers are operating on many fronts at once. Your success requires that we always perform in a way that gains trust from your employees. A quality interaction when they need to accomplish something, and delivers your objectives. This is at the core of our commitment and we put this into practice each day using two themes – Customer Focus and Superior Execution. For Hireco Group, it’s how we as individuals and as an organisation, drive towards a positive impact for our customers.