Long-standing relationship keeps wheels of business turning

MANs are vehicle of choice for leading lubricant firm

Leading truck manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus UK has continued its long-standing relationship with FUCHS LUBRICANTS by delivering in three new vehicles.

FUCHS LUBRICANTS, based in Stoke-on-Trent, has added three MAN TGS 18.400 4x2 Tractor units to its fleet, which brings the total number it operates to 10. The new vehicles are replacements for other MANs and are replaced on a five year rolling cycle.

The company has a 15-year working relationship with MAN and almost all of its vehicles have been purchased through the local dealership, HRVS in Stoke.

Steve Brown, fleet manager for FUCHS, said: "We're delighted to continue our investment in our infrastructure by adding these new MAN tractor units to our fleet.

"We are very loyal to MAN as it is an excellent, proven product.

"The fuel economy is impressive, the reliability is good and we have an excellent rapport with the local MAN dealership, HRVS, who service all of our needs."

FUCHS has traditionally opted for the 44 tonne, 6x2 MAN units but has this time decided on lighter 4x2 trucks as they offer greater accessibility when delivering lubricants around the country.

Steve added: "The better turning circles mean we can do tight deliveries. The cab size and wheel base is dropped and they look more aesthetically pleasing.

"Our new trucks are now fully branded and look amazing. They really turn heads on the motorway."

The FUCHS trucks deliver premium oils and lubricants right across the UK and typically cover around 75,000 miles a year.

Paul Hollamby, MAN sales executive, added: "MAN has a solid relationship with FUCHS and we are delighted that we have been able to supply vehicles to fulfil their requirements both in terms of efficiency and practicality. We look forward to maintaining this partnership in to the future."

With over 100 years of experience, FUCHS develops and manufactures a diverse range of lubricants at its Stoke-on-Trent site, including TITAN engine oils, gear oils, hydraulic oils, ECOCOOL metalworking fluids and specialist pharmaceutical lubricants.

Vehicle details

Model TGS 18.400 4x2 BLS

Cab L Slp cab

Engine D2676LF 6 cylinder

12.4 litre

Power 400hp at 1800 rpm

Torque 1900Nm at 930 - 1400 rpm

Gearbox Tipmatic 12 speed

Suspension Steel/Air

Wheelbase 3600mm

Plated weight 40000kg GTW