Owens Group choose New Generation MAN TGX Trucks
The Owens Group of Llanelli -Wales’ largest family-owned independent Logistics, Warehousing, Pallet Network, Bulk Haulage, and Express & Home Delivery company, has ordered 77 New Generation MAN TGX 26.470 6×2 tractors for its South Wales and Wrexham operations.
The order will see 27 of the new vehicles being based out of the Owens Group Llanelli depot and 50 based at their Wrexham facility in northeast Wales. The new MAN TGX Trucks, all featuring GM cabs, are replacing competitor vehicles and will boost MAN’s presence to represent almost 50% of Owens Group tractor fleet.
“MAN TGX tractors have played a major part in our vehicle fleet for some years now,” said Eurof Owen, Commercial Director. “Our MAN trucks have proven robust, reliable, and extremely efficient and we’re looking forward to the new vehicles arriving. The MAN TGX’s are also a firm favourite with our drivers who appreciate the cabs spacious interior, the build quality and the overall driving experience. By adding some new creature comforts and enhancing the specification we can see these new vehicles being even more driver friendly and welcoming.”
These latest vehicles offer Owens Group driver’s a comfortable, safe, and relaxing workplace, and a true home-from-home level of comfort when spending nights away. Enhancing the vehicle specification Owens Group has equipped the GM cabbed vehicles with under bunk fridges, comfort mattresses, satellite navigation, and MAN’s revolutionary SmartSelect which provides the driver with a touch-free infotainment system.
Owens Group put safety at the forefront of everything they do and the new Owens Group TGX’s also features an additional audible handbrake warning system along with standard specification Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Turn Assist, Lane Change Support (LCS), Lane Return Assist (LRA) ACC Stop & Go, MAN AttentionGuard, High Beam Assist, and Airbag and seat belt and belt tensioner system, which helps protect the driver in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Eurof Owen continued: “Over the years we have formed an excellent working relationship with our local MAN dealership, W.G. Davis of Swansea. The team there totally understand the needs of our business and offer us an outstanding level of support, helping us maximise our fleet's productivity and uptime. They are always on hand and ready to assist.”
The new MAN TGX trucks are all powered by MAN’s latest’s generation D26 Euro6D six-cylinder 12.4 litre engines, which have not only proved to be 8% better on fuel than the predecessor model but also 80 kg lighter, both areas that proactively impact upon fleet Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and vehicle whole life performance. With their 6x2 mid lift axle configuration, they offer a robust and payload efficient tractor solution.
Eurof added: “We invest in and refresh our fleet regularly and today 90 percent of our vehicles are under three years old. Because of the company ethos we are able to take advantage of the latest manufacturer technology, including fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly drivetrains, advanced safety systems, telematics, and driver creature comforts. Looking forward we are sure that these new MAN TGX’s will serve us well. And with the focused relationships we have with both MAN Truck & Bus UK, Dave Hopkins, MAN Direct Sales Executive, and with Roger Davies and Malcolm Jones at W.G. Davies, we know our trucks are in good hands.” concluded Eurof.
Owens Groups new fleet of 77 Man TGX’s will all wear the traditional Owens Group distinctive and instantly recognisable livery. Across the entire fleet, including vans, Owens Group is Wales’s largest independent logistics and warehousing company, currently they operate over 550 vehicles and 850 trailers. Owens Group warehousing offers 2 million square foot of space supporting its Logistics, Pallet Distribution, Bulk Haulage, and Express & Home Delivery fleets.
Owens Group employs over 1,100 people nationwide and throughout their UK depots they offer their customers a dedicated and professional 24/7 service. Company Founder and Managing Director Huw Owen was awarded an MBE, Member of the Order of the British Empire, in the 2020 Queen’s birthday honours for services to Employment and the community in Llanelli and South Wales. This award is a true testimony to the number of Charities and the high-level local sports that the Owens Group has supported over the years.
The Owen Group fleet of MAN trucks, like all MAN products, is supported by MAN’s Mobile24 24-hour service, which guarantees 24/7 professional roadside assistance partner 365 days of the year.,