Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Gray & Adams sets sights on home delivery market

Bodybuilder Gray & Adams has launched its own purpose-designed van for the home delivery market.
The vehicle is based on a 3.5 tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis and is fitted with a dual-temperature GAH refrigeration unit and capable of carrying 105 totes.
The company reckons that the UK home delivery fleet totals some 7,500 vehicles. Based on an average five-year replacement cycle, this implies potential demand for some 1,500 new vehicles each year.
Managing director Steve Rose said that until now the home delivery sector had been dominated by a single vehicle supplier.
“Given continued growth in this segment, the market badly needs another volume-based manufacturer to guarantee future supply and ensure price competitiveness.
Gray & Adams freed up space for an extra tote by ‘designing out’ the wheelbox intrusion.  Other features include wide radius cappings to smooth the airflow, and high-gloss Kemlite floor skins which are used externally as well as internally, to help prevent dirt and debris accumulating beneath the vehicle.