*HRH The Princess Royal attended the Commercial Vehicle Show yesterday as patron of international development charity Transaid. She also spoke at Iveco’s VIP lunch. The company has donated three Daily vans to a development project the charity has underway in Ghana. This will support the livelihood of women traders in the country.
*Holly Porter, group marketing director of Wincanton presented a cheque to Chris Saunders, chief executive of Transaid, at Schmitz Cargobull’s stand.
The Transaid trailer, which sported the livery commissioned to mark the tenth anniversary of the charity, was built by Schmitz Cargobull at its UK production site in Durham. Wincanton will now run the trailer on routes throughout mainland Europe to help promote Transaid.
*Also at the show, Scania unveiled four new models of an EGR Euro 5 engine range. The engines feature a new fuel injection system – Scania XPI – developed jointly with Cummins – cutting out the need for exhaust after-treatments. Two of the engines meet the Enhanced Environmentally friendly vehicle standard.
*Jungheinrich UK demonstrated its new VFG 425-435 range of IC engine-powered counterbalance lift trucks. The trucks use hydrostatic drive, making them particularly suited to intensive materials handling operations. They are capable of lifting loads of up to 3,500kg to 7.5m heights, and are available in diesel or LPG versions.
*Stevens Vehicles launched its new electric van, which boasts low emissions and lower whole life costs.