Independent distributor Greencroft Milk Supplies is relying on a new fleet of compact, 3.5-tonne Fuso Canters to spearhead a drive for growth beyond its North-East heartland.
The Middlesbrough-based company delivers 370,000 litres of milk each week to wholesale and domestic customers in its home town, as well as in other regional centres such as Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, Scarborough and Whitby.
The company has also been active in Cumbria and following its recent acquisition of North Lakes Foods, of Penrith, is now looking to build its business in the county.
Greencroft Milk Supplies runs 26 Fuso Canter 3C13s with Comfort day cabs, all of which have been supplied within the last 18 months by North-East Mercedes-Benz Dealer Bell Truck and Van.
The vehicles are powered by 130ps 3.0-litre engines which develop 300Nm of torque at low revs. They are also equipped with the Idle Start/Stop function and an engine brake as standard.
“We quickly settled on the Canter,” said Mick Doyle, Greencroft managing director. “It’s a proper little truck and definitely more substantial than the vehicles we were using previously.