Following several years of collaboration and joint product development between commercial vehicle distributor Guest Truck & Van and specialist zero-emission truck manufacturer Electra Commercial Vehicles, the businesses have signed an exclusive sales distribution agreement.
The deal will see Electra products sit alongside Guest’s IVECO and Fiat Professional offerings across their network of 13 locations, to provide one of the most comprehensive choices of alternative fueled commercial vehicle offerings in the UK, and will include supply and maintenance.
Blackburn-based Electra manufactures bespoke HGV electric chassis with glider chassis from several major manufacturers and provides a full range from 7.5 – 44 tonne GVW.
The company already has around 100 vehicles in service across multiple sectors, including municipal, logistics, refrigeration, food service, waste & recycling and aviation.
Robert Spittle, Managing Director at Guest Truck & Van said: “Our teams have spent some considerable time working together, along with chassis manufacturers and our clients’ fleet managers to explore and develop products which we are confident are the ones that forward-thinking fleets need.
“Electra has taken the right approach to develop products that are not only innovative but practical and reliable too, supported by solid, real-world research and in some cases data from vehicles that have spent more than four years in service.
“Guest has been part of Electra’s journey for a while now and formalising the agreement will give us the opportunity to fill a zero-emission gap in the fleets of our customers, as well as continuing to work with customers and Electra to develop more products for the future,” he said.
Sid Sadique, Chairman and Founder of Electra added: “Guest Truck and Van has an excellent reputation for high quality service and great customer support.
“We are very excited about the possibilities this will open up and are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”