West Yorkshire-based chemical manufacturer, Airedale Chemical, has invested £500,000 in three new vehicles for its distribution fleet.
The company, which provides all its own transport, has acquired a road train curtain sider to store intermediate bulk container (IBC) and packaged chemicals; one rubber-lined barrel tanker designed specifically for distributing Hydrochloric Acid and Ferric-based chemicals, and one Euro Liner which conforms to European specifications for delivering chemicals such as Phosphoric Acid.
Airedale Chemical’s transport manager, Graham Bird, said: “As the company has grown year-on-year, so has our product range and, conversely, the volume and reach of our deliveries. Meeting this demand has meant our fleet has doubled in the last 3 years and with these latest vehicle additions, it is set to continue growing.”
“Until now, we had used external haulage to transport these chemical types however, the lack of control over availability and costs prompted us to invest in our own rubber-lined tanker which gives us complete flexibility over deliveries meaning we can meet customers’ requirements instantly,” said Bird.