Ford & Slater, one of the largest DAF Trucks dealers, has successfully completed the delivery of five high-spec DAF XD trucks to Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd., marking a significant advancement in the galvanizing leader’s logistical and operational capabilities. These vehicles are numbered 60 – 65 in the Wedge Group Fleet which includes more than 100 vehicles and represent the first New Generation DAF Trucks that Wedge will have taken.

Wedge Group Galvanizing, with a rich history extending over 150 years, stands as the market leader in hot dip galvanizing industry in the UK. Operating out of 14 optimally located plants, the company is dedicated to providing comprehensive galvanizing services nationwide, with a keen emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The acquisition of the new generation DAF trucks delivered by Ford & Slater plays a pivotal role in enhancing Wedge Group’s fleet, demonstrating a shared commitment to excellence and innovation in service delivery.

Paul Thompson, Group Fleet Transport Manager at Wedge Group Galvanizing, commented: “I’m delighted to take delivery of our first five new DAF XD 6×2 tractor units to be delivered to some of our plants throughout the UK. We have partnered with Ford & Slater for several years who have always provided Wedge Group with excellent service and backup. These vehicles will be maintained on a full DAF R&M contract giving me piece of mind so that we can fulfil our customer promise as the UK Galvanizer of choice giving customers continued reliable excellent service.”

These state-of-the-art trucks are designed to meet the stringent GSR11 standards, incorporating advanced safety technologies such as the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and DAF Side & Turn Assist.

With a 3 Star DVS rating straight from the factory, these vehicles are tailored to elevate safety standards, featuring an array of enhancements such as the innovative foldable cinema co-driver seat for enhanced comfort during long hauls.

Mark Chater, Accounts Manager at Ford & Slater, comments: “Our ongoing partnership with Wedge Group Galvanizing is built on a foundation of shared values of innovation and customer service. Supplying these top-of-the-line DAF trucks is a testament to our commitment to supporting Wedge Group’s continuous efforts towards enhancing efficiency and sustainability within their operations. It’s a privilege to play a role in this pivotal stage of their fleet development.”

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