Select Country

Japan Centre Group Adds Isuzu F-Series Truck To Distribute Japanese Goods In London, Manchester & Oxford


Japan Centre Group recently added a new Isuzu F135.240(E) rigid truck to its fleet, which features a Gray & Adams refrigerated body and Thermo King refrigeration unit. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu.)


Japan Centre Group, a London-based supermarket and restaurant group and purveyor of Japanese goods in the United Kingdom, recently added a new Isuzu F135.240(E) truck to its fleet of nine vehicles. The company now operates five Isuzu models, including three 7.5-tonne trucks, one 3.5-tonne model, and the newest entry, a 13.5-tonne rigid truck. Each of the company’s Isuzu models were supplied by Cordwallis Commercials Ltd in Reading. Isuzu says the truck will conduct daily deliveries to two retail sites in London and one delivery per week to Japan Centre Group’s restaurants in Manchester and Oxford.


Purpose-Built For The Job

Japan Centre Group first consulted with Reynolds Catering, a loyal Isuzu customer based in Waltham Cross, to see Reynolds’ 13.5-tonne truck before deciding to purchase one for itself. The F135.240(E) features a multi-temperature refrigerated body from Gray & Adams and a Thermo King T-1000R Spectrum refrigeration unit. It also has an Easyshift automatic gearbox and an air suspension. Japan Centre Group only plans to put roughly 15,000 miles (24,140 kilometres) on the 13.5-tonner per year, so it “will be operational for many years within the company’s distribution fleet,” Isuzu says.


Proven Performers

“Back in 2016, we talked to several truck manufacturers about our future fleet requirements but overall, in terms of payload and efficiency, we felt that the Isuzu would give us the best options. This has been proven over the four years that we have been operating them,” says Tomohiro Nakayama, head of logistics and supply chain operations at Japan Centre Group. “Today as our business has expanded, so too has our requirement to move up the weight range for our distribution vehicles. The first Isuzu 13.5-tonne rigid has just started working for us and this vehicle allows us to provide a far more efficient and economical daily delivery service by using the spacious multi-compartment specification for frozen, chilled, and ambient products in one truck.”


You will find a large selection of new and used Isuzu trucks for sale every day on TruckLocator.


Posted On 18 December 2019
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : isuzu rigid refrigerated trucks
  Blog Archive
MAN Truck & Bus At Work On The ANITA Project’s Self-Driving Vehicles For Hub-To-Hub Logistics Routes
After the development and implementation phase, the software and an autonomous MAN truck—with a safety driver on board—will begin testing in real-world operations in Ulm. ...
Read More
Scania Partnering To Test Feasibility Of Long-Haul Electrified Trucks Powered By Overhead Wires
The electric road system is seen as one of the most technically viable and economically attractive options for the electrification of heavy-duty trucks because it uses known and available technologies in new ways. ...
Read More
Waste Management Specialist Receives Two High-Spec Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Select Environmental Services has purchased trucks from other manufacturers in the past, but chose dealer City West Commercials because they “tick every box” on every order, the firm says. ...
Read More
Isuzu 3.5-Tonne Grafter Wins 9th Consecutive Best Builders’ Truck Award
Trade Van Driver’s annual awards are judged by the magazine’s expert panel of journalists and readers who use light commercial vehicles. ...
Read More
Low Cab Entry Drives Highway Maintenance Specialist’s Acquisition Of Volvo FE Tippers
Ringway of West Sussex has added three 26-tonne Volvo FE 6x2 rigid tipper trucks to its UK-wide fleet. ...
Read More
IVECO Launches Projects To Promote The Benefits Of Natural Gas & Its Key Role In Decarbonizing Transport
?The “IVECO Ambassador” programme aims to raise awareness of the brand’s values on different themes. ...
Read More
IVECO’s Brescia, Italy, Production Plant Manufactures 600,000th Eurocargo
The milestone-setting Eurocargo is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), which Plant Director Marco Colonna says reaffirms IVECO’s commitment to sustainable transportation. ...
Read More
PRM Green Technologies Sticks With Mercedes-Benz Actros For Equipment Recycling Transport
The firm has acquired a second Mercedes-Benz Actros 2540 LnR, this one a member of the fifth-generation Actros range introduced to the UK in 2019. ...
Read More
Brunel Of Cornwall Purchases Rare Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 1 Tractor & Arocs Tipper
“We’re very proud to be running a fabulous Actros Edition 1 as our first tractor unit,” says Brunel Managing Director Brian Venables. ...
Read More
Volta Trucks Partners With CPC Group On Composite Exterior Body Panels For Volta Zero Electric Truck
The companies plan to start full-scale production on customer-specified vehicles by 2022’s end, leveraging composite materials in the body and trim. ...
Read More