An investment of over twelve million pounds has been made by commercial vehicle dealer MC Group into its rental division last quarter.
The expenditure consists of a large addition to the existing fleet for spot hire and contract hire. The biggest order placed is for 100 new Volvo FH’s. Whilst already being one of very few companies to offer Volvo on a spot hire basis MC will now be one of the first to offer Volvo’s new truck to eager operators.
MC group sales director, Dave Hutchins says, “This investment is very important as interest and demand for the new FH has been particularly widespread and we believe we would be doing our customers a disservice if we were not acting to meet their needs as quickly as possible. “
This investment also includes over 30 Volvo and Isuzu rigids. These range from 7.5 to 26 tonnes and include curtainsiders, boxes and fridges, all with tail lifts.
The additional vehicles include 4×4 pickups, panel vans, both dry and refrigerated.
Hutchins says “We identified a need for light commercial vehicles on short term basis and whilst we were providing this on a long term hire basis it was not always the best solution for our customers. This announcement coincides with a name change for the rental division of the group. Previously known as MC Truck Rental Ltd the company will now just go by the name MC Rental Ltd. According to the company this is an obvious step to better encompass their complete offering.