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Renewable energy demand increases Princebuild fleet

Peterborough firm Princeenergy is increasing the size of its commercial fleet to cope with the growth of the renewable energy sector.

This week the latest set of keys were handed over by Renault dealer Smiths of Peterborough to Princeenergy as part of an order for 10 additional vehicles. 

The two businesses have been trading closely together for 30 years and in that time the Princebuild Group has placed orders for hundreds of vehicles from Smiths. 

“Solar power and other forms of sustainable energy, like heat pumps and bio- mass, are seeing strong growth and we are preparing for this by increasing the size of our  fleet of vehicles,” said Jim Manning, Princeenergy’s Executive Manager. 

“This latest order for ten Renault Masters and Traffics is part of a long  term relationship with Smiths.These vehicles are theworkhorses of our fleet and they have proved to be first rate vehicles with good loading capability, high specifications and are very reliable,” said Mr Manning.

“Princebuild and Princeenergy have more than 120 vans on its fleet, most of which are Renault. The company also has 55 company cars, again mostly Renault, all supplied by Smiths,”said Mr Manning. 

Smiths of Peterborough Managing Director, Mark Craig said the two companies have had strong business relationships for at least three decades. 

“We have been supplying the Group with vehicles for a very long time and Princebuild and Princeenergy have also carried out a lot of building and maintenance work for us during that time,” said Mr Craig. 

Princebuild was established in 1971 and is one of the region’s top building companies servicing companies like Smiths, Morrisons, Peterborough City Council, Tesco, Anglian Water, Aviva UK and Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals. 

“We have a first rate working relationship with Princebuild and Princeenergy and are very happy to continue supplying them with vehicles and relying on them to look after all our building needs,” said Mr Craig.

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