Great news for Iveco Australia today with confirmation 110 Australian-built ACCO trucks have been ordered by waste management company SUEZ.
The trucks will all be put to work by Brisbane City Council starting around the middle of next year.
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A 110 truck order is a big deal for any manufacturer, but for Iveco it sets a new record in Australia.
The order includes 104 6×4 ACCOs fitted with Superior Pak side loaders for curb side collection.
The other 6 ACCOs will be configured as 8x4s and will be fitted with Bucher Municipal front loaders for high density, multi-dwelling collection.
Iveco Australia National Key Account Manager, Scott Slater, tells us the deal is the latest chapter in a well-established relationship with SUEZ.
“It’s a strong endorsement of the ACCO range from one of Australia’s leading recycling and recovery companies.
“The ACCO’s proven history of efficient and reliable performance in this industry and Iveco’s ability to collaborate and manage third party body builders to deliver a turn-key solution certainly put our company in a strong position to win this tender.”
Why did SUEZ choose the locally-built ACCO?
SUEZ Recycling & Recovery QLD State General Manager, Peter Hudson, says the Iveco product was chosen for several reasons.
“The ACCO has provided us with a great service history with over 95% uptime and helped us service Brisbane City Council to a very high level.
“With Iveco we get a bumper to bumper maintenance solution and this provides the additional peace of mind of knowing that the trucks are maintained to the highest levels and will perform for us.
“Having Iveco based in Australia and having worked in partnership with the company for many years, it’s easy to pick-up the phone if extra support is needed or if something comes up that needs attention.
“There’s never a problem in dealing with them.”
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