The unrivalled payload and proven reliability of the Isuzu 2011 truck range are the principal attractions on the twin vehicle line up on the Isuzu stand at this year’s Food & Drink Logistics Show at the NEC.

Isuzu has two of its popular 7.5 tonne “Forward” N75.190 rigid trucks on display, which are in the striking liveries of two customers: Hoo Hing, a Chinese supermarket network and importer of oriental food and catering products, and specialist company, Medina Dairy, which is the largest independent dairy in the UK.

Announcing details of the company’s exhibits at this year’s show, Keith Child, Marketing Director at Isuzu Truck UK said, “For operators of temperature controlled and dry freight trucks working in the demanding food and drinks logistics market, our current product range is a real winner. With these vehicles, we give operators the opportunity to make major savings, not just in vehicle acquisition costs but also in long-term operating and whole life vehicle running costs.”

“Buying a new truck for any business is a big decision in this current climate and getting it right will determine the future relationship between us and our customers for many years to come,” added Keith Child, “with Isuzu Truck, operators are guaranteed total support during the life of the vehicle giving them complete peace of mind that the relationship between them and Isuzu is built on trust and for the long-term”.

The Hoo Hing Isuzu 7.5t 190bhp rigid has been specified with the company’s highly popular ‘Easyshift’ transmission system, whilst the chassis cab has been fitted with a Solomon 4.8m dual-compartment, dual-temperature, refrigerated body, manufactured to ATP Class C standards designed for both chilled and frozen applications. The vehicle, which has both rear and side door access to the body, has a Carrier Transicold Xarios 600MT refrigeration system and is also fitted with full temperature monitoring and recording equipment.

For Medina Dairy, the Isuzu 7.5t rigid on display also features Isuzu’s ‘Easyshift’ transmission system as standard but this vehicle has been specified with an  Osborne Motor Bodies 4.3m refrigerated body that uses a Thermoking V300 20 direct-drive refrigeration system. The Osborne ‘Safeload’ sliding door body features an insulated compartment at the front for chilled products and a dry freight compartment at the rear to accommodate bread trays.

Isuzu Truck UK was first established in 1996 and today has a national network of 60 dealers supplying trucks from 3.5 tonnes right up to 18 tonne rigids. The range is built on a foundation of proven reliability, unbeatable payload and recession-beating, whole-life running costs, backed by a 3-year unlimited mileage warranty.

The current Isuzu product range consists of rigid chassis/cabs at 3.5 tonne GVW, known as the “Grafter” range, with the “Forward” range at 5.0, 6.2, 7.5 11.00, 12.00, 15.00 and 18.00 tonnes. All UK Isuzu trucks are manufactured in Japan with final assembly taking place in Portugal.

Most truck manufacturers impose mileage limits on their warranties.  Isuzu does not. Isuzu Truck is the only truck manufacturer in the UK to give three years of unlimited mileage warranty as standard across its entire truck range.

When you acquire a new truck from Isuzu, its dealers can also provide a range of innovative commercial vehicle finance packages to businesses, ranging from small firms right up to multi-national companies. These include a selection of competitive contract hire, hire purchase, operating and finance leases.

The 2011 Isuzu range is supported by the company’s well-publicised and award-winning customer CARE programme, which is the envy of the commercial vehicle industry. At Isuzu, excellent customer service is considered as upmost of importance; it is the foundation upon which the company builds its relationship with all of its customers, big or small.

Isuzu – A global strength

Established almost a century ago Isuzu Motors Japan is a world leading truck manufacturer, currently producing around 400,000 light to medium weight commercial vehicles every year and selling to over 170 countries throughout the world. The company is also a world-leader in diesel engine technology and manufacturing and can produce 1.5 million diesel engines every year.

Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited was formed in 1996 and is the dedicated UK Isuzu commercial vehicle distributor and marketing/sales operation. ITUK currently employs 50 people and has a dealer network of 60 businesses located nationwide. All ITUK sold products are backed by ITUK’s industry-unique, award-winning, customer service programme CARE (Customer facing, Always listening, Reliable and trustworthy, Efficient and friendly).

Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd

Keith Child

Tel: 01707 282930


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