Hampshire-based independent builders merchant Elliotts has made a substantial investment in its fleet of commercial vehicles, following its opening of a new branch in the South.
The company has invested in two new lorries, bringing the number of vehicles in its commercial fleet to nearly 50.
The new Iveco Stralis lorries with HIAB cranes can carry up to 13.5 tonnes and will be used to transport building materials to sites across Southern England.
Managing director, Tom Elliott, says the investment will allow customers to benefit from the same swift delivery service, even as the company grows.
“We have seen an upturn in business over the last year and that has most recently been evidenced by our opening of a new branch in Christchurch. The addition of these new vehicles means we will be able to provide the same quick deliveries despite the inevitable increase in customers and demand,” he says.
True to Elliotts’ mission to minimise its carbon footprint, the new lorries are among the greenest on the market. They feature selective catalytic reduction technology, which significantly reduces the levels of nitrogen oxide released into the atmosphere.
Founded in 1842, Elliotts has builders merchant branches in Bishops Waltham, Chandler’s Ford, Fareham, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Romsey, Southampton, Tadley, Christchurch and Totton. In addition, it has four kitchen and bathroom showrooms, four specialist tool centres open to the trade and public in Portsmouth, Winchester, Fareham and Totton and its own roofing and renewables companies.