Auto Styling Truckman supplies pick-up hardtops to SHB Hire

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Auto Styling Truckman has continued its close relationship with national vehicle hire and management specialist SHB Hire with the supply of pick-up truck hardtops and accessories for a bespoke contract at Heathrow.

Auto Styling Truckman, the West Midlands-based manufacturer and supplier of 4x4 accessories, has delivered eight Truckman S- Series Side Access hardtops, sixteen Towbar Kits, Bedliners, and roof bars which have been fitted to a fleet of Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks as part of SHB’s contract with the airport. 

In addition, the company has supplied roof bars, which have been fitted to the New Nissan Leaf electric vehicles, a Mitsubishi Shogun and a Peugeot 5008.

The vehicles are part of Heathrow’s airside operational fleet, which are in operation twenty-four hours a day across the runways and around the perimeter fencing. 

As well as escorting aircraft and other airside traffic, the trucks are also part of the airport’s emergency response team and are used for runway inspection and light maintenance. 

The addition of the Truckman hardtops to the Hilux pick-up trucks creates a secure and easily-accessible storage area inside the truck bed to hold tools and equipment.

Auto Styling Truckman’s range is utilised across a variety of industries including construction, agriculture and the utility sector.

This is the latest project Auto Styling Truckman has undertaken for SHB.  The vehicle hire specialist operates a diverse fleet of more than 13,500 vehicles, including cars, standard and specialist LCVs and HGVs, with the largest 4x4 rental fleet in Europe. 

Auto Styling Truckman has been an approved supplier of hardtops and associated accessories for seven years and works closely with SHB to provide bespoke solutions for its customers.

Mike Wheeler, managing director of Auto Styling Truckman, said: “The addition of the hardtops increases the versatility of the airport’s multi-purpose pick-up trucks by providing a secure storage solution without compromising on the truck bed space.

“We have a long-standing and successful relationship with SHB, which enables our business to become involved in prestigious projects such as the contract with Heathrow Airport. 

“SHB are exceptionally well-respected and we are proud our hardtops and accessories are part of its supply chain.” 

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