Asda has selected Iveco to supply a further 250 3.5 tonne home delivery vehicles.
The order is part of a total order of 700 identical light commercial vehicles that was placed in 2012, 40 of which operate from Asda’s new home shopping centre in Nottingham.
Iveco secured 100 per cent of the supermarket giant’s home delivery fleet during 2011/2012. The company’s fleet now includes more than 1,600 vehicles nationwide, 1,150 of which are dailys.
Sean Clifton, Asda’s grocery home shopping fleet contract manager, said: “Asda conducted trials with the Daily three years ago and on the strength of its performance and projected whole life costs, we’ve been steadily growing our fleet with Iveco vehicles ever since.”
The latest Daily chassis cabs to enter service, which will be in operation seven days a week, are mounted with Solomon multi-compartment refrigerated bodies and predominantly Hubbard temperature control units.
The vehicles, supplied via Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, will be in service with Asda for four years.
They are powered by a 2.3 litre FPT Industrial engine capable of delivering up to 106 hp between 2,700 and 3,900 rev/min, and up to 270 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,600 rev/min.