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2nd October 1970, Page 22
2nd October 1970
Page 22
Page 22, 2nd October 1970 — Show business
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• One of the major fleet operators in Ireland ordered 100 vehicles from Chrysler UK Ltd at the Show. The order, worth £108,000, was given by Boland Rent-a-Van for 80 2500 Series 1-ton petrol models and 20 Walk-Thru 2-ton models.

More orders for trucks were taken by Atkinson Vehicles Ltd during the first five days of the Show than during the whole eight-day event of previous years. Atkinson says its order book totals just over £2m, representing nearly 400 vehicles for both export and home markets.

Orders worth £60,000 were taken by Highway Trailers (GB) Ltd at the Show for the new 75 Fleet Special range of semi-trailers, including coil carriers, fiat platform and skeletal container carrying trailers and TER units. Apart from contracts won on the stand, Highway says that firm inquiries with a potential value of over £150,000 were received.

Orders to the value of £4.7m were taken during the first seven days of the Show by ERF (Holdings) Ltd—£3.5m for the home market and 11.2m for export.

At Earls Court Smith-Appleyard, Gatesheadbased coach-builders, took a substantial order from Selwood Garages Ltd, South Shields, for 32 ice cream vehicles and six mobile shop bodies.

British Road Services have placed orders worth £800,000 with Seddon Diesel for 195 vehicles in the 24to 32-ton range.

Fodens received record orders worth £44m—a 20 per cent increase on the 1968 Show. The Tilcon group ordered just over £2m worth of' chassis for the home market; the firm's largest single export order was for a department of the South African Government-26 heavy duty dump trucks worth £1-m.


Organisations: South African Government

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