Eden Caterers takes three Iveco Dailys

London, UK: Eden Caterers has three new Iveco Daily Blue Power temperature-controlled vans.

The acquisition follows a month-long trial with a demonstrator which pitched the vehicle against two competitor brands.

Acorn Truck Sales supplied the vans which scored well with Eden Caterers’ drivers for the Hi-Matic automatic transmission and small turning circle.
 
The Daily Hi-Matic RDE 3.5-tonners are the first to have been tested and verified for Real Driving Emissions by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research – which anticipates challenging 2020 environmental targets.

Jeremy Redgewell, director of operations, Eden Caterers, says: “Our drivers have to deal with central London traffic on a daily basis, so optimum vehicle selection is paramount. These are the first vans we’ve had with an automatic gearbox and our experience with the demonstrator won us over. Our drivers are confident we now have the best vehicles on the market.

“We opted for the special RDE 2020 Ready model because sustainability is at the top of our agenda as a business. These vehicles are the cleanest and most advanced diesel vans available on the market; we know restrictions in the city will only get tougher and this is a positive step in the right direction.”

One of Eden Caterers three new Iveco Daily Blue Power temperature-controlled vans

Each Daily Hi-Matic RDE 2020 Ready has been built on Iveco’s 3520L wheelbase and converted into a chiller van by Cool Freeze, with GAH refrigerated condenser unit providing cooling.

The specification also includes reversing camera, climate control, sat nav, air-suspended driver’s seat and an overhead parcel tray for additional in-cab storage. Palfinger tail-lifts help improve the loading and unloading.
 
Eden Caterers took delivery of its first Daily vans 18 months ago, with three standard Daily models joining its nine-strong fleet. The arrival of the Daily Blue Power models increase Iveco’s share to more than 60%, following a decision by management to target increased reliability from an alternative manufacturer.
 
All servicing and maintenance work will be carried out by Crayford-based Iveco dealer Acorn Truck Sales, with the light commercials kept until 2027 and expected to cover up to 10,000 miles a year.

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