Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

£4m investment for Ontime Automotive

Ontime Automotive has invested £4 million in 21 new enclosed transporters for its Specialist Transport Division.

The company has two types of vehicle on order, including the custom-built Rolfo Auriga Deluxe 27 tonne semi-trailer and Rolfo Sirio Deluxe 18 tonne rigid transporter with 19 tonne trailer, based on the DAF FA XF105 Space cab.  The semi-trailer can transport six 5m long cars at once.

The vehicles have a bespoke low deck rigid vehicle and tail lifts for uploading a more diverse range of vehicles and climate control interiors for moving high value technologies.

Ontime worked in collaboration with key customers and its manufacturing suppliers, Rolfo and Imperial Commercials, a DAF Trucks franchise, to ensure the future proof quality of the designs.

Davide Sobrino of Rolfo UK said:“3,000 hours of R&D and re-engineering time have been invested to ensure Ontime is equipped to offer the most technologically advanced, cost-effective specialist transport services available today.”

David Watkins, Ontime’s business development and sales manager, said: “We’re building on the strength of our offering, factoring in even greater efficiencies and the diversity needed to best serve the specialist requirements of our customers.”

The vehicles will join its fleet over the next 12 months.