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Transporter Engineering launches Renault Premium prototype

22nd October 2009 Print
Renault Trucks Renault Trucks UK has been working closely with leading car transporter manufacturer, Transporter Engineering, to develop the first transporter capable of maximising loads of vans and chassis cabs, including large jumbo vans, as well as passenger cars. The new Plus 10 Maxicom transporter is mounted to a Renault Premium 450, 6x2, three axle rigid chassis.

The first Renault and Maxicom Transporter is to go into service with leading UK car transporter, the MCD Group, with a further 30 on order for delivery starting early 2010. The truck is the first Renault to join MCD’s 170 strong fleet.

Dave McWilliams, Managing Director, MCD, says: “With over one million more vans on the road in 2008 compared to 10 years previously, the significance of a transporter that enables us to carry the growing range of vans whilst optimising the load factors of cars provides a distinct operational advantage. Our team took a considerable amount of time assessing and evaluating the Maxicom and Renault truck before the decision to invest was made. The after sales support infrastructure of Renault Trucks and Transporter Engineering was a vital part of our needs and we’re comfortable that the overall package will serve us well.”

Jim Pearson, Managing Director, Transporter Engineering, says: “The engineering team at Renault Trucks worked closely with us to develop this important prototype to the required technical specifications. The result is a 450bhp truck with a high performance chassis specification and comfort level for the driver.”

Transporter Engineering is based in Essex and is a leading manufacturer of the top selling car transporters in the UK. As well as its workshop and manufacturing service facility, the company has a design office equipped with state of the art 3D fully integrated CAD modelling system, specialising in providing tailor made solutions for its clients’ needs. Transporter Engineering has worked closely with MCD, one of the largest privately owned car delivery companies in the UK. Since 1999, MCD’s fleet growth and replacement policy has remained entirely with Transporter Engineering.

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