Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Services
has won a deal with Connaught Environmental to provide 41
specialist vehicles worth over £2m (€2.4m) in total.

Connaught Environmental, part of Connaught
plc, which operates in the UK social housing and public sector
markets, will use the vehicles to carry out work with local
authority street cleaning depots in Wandsworth, Mendip, Norwich and
the Isle of Wight.

Hitachi Capital will provide the funding for
the new specialist fleet, which includes road sweepers, cage
tippers of various sizes, 7.5-tonne refuse collection vehicles,
gully emptiers to clean gutters and a timber recycler.

Additionally, the fleet supplier will provide
a range of fleet management services including maintenance,
compliance and risk management.

Jon Lawes, divisional MD at Hitachi Capital
Commercial Vehicle Services, commented: “We have used our
experience of the sector to develop bespoke vehicle solutions that
meet Connaught’s specific requirements.

“Now we’ve started to deliver the vehicles,
we’ll ensure they are maintained and inspected regularly to be
fully compliant with UK and EU legislation, allowing the company to
focus their efforts on supporting local authorities.”

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