Water and utility solutions company, Valley Water Services, says four DAF CF 450 tipper grabs purchased from MV Commercial are reducing downtime and improving the efficiency of the business.

The Caerphilly company, which mainly works on utilities and construction contracts in South Wales, turned to the commercial vehicle specialist for the first time after experiencing time-consuming and costly maintenance and repair issues with its ageing tipper trucks.

Originally specifying three vehicles, it was so impressed with the delivery time, build quality and service it received from MV Commercial that it placed the order for a fourth.

Gareth Morris, Business Manager at Valley Water Services, says: “We’re delighted with the high-quality of the tippers from MV Commercial. They are doing a great job.

“These new additions have made our workforce much more efficient, with regular maintenance checks and any minor repairs taking just a few hours rather than two or three days.

“It means our drivers are working rather than waiting around. With minimal downtime, the tippers have allowed us to increase the volume of work we can undertake.”

Joining a mixed fleet of 90 vehicles, the 32-tonne tipper grabs include a range of high specification safety equipment to ensure FORS-gold compliance – incorporated into the builds by MV Commercial’s team at its Airdrie facility. These include a slimline LED beacon bar, plus four LED strobe lights at the front and two at the rear, helping to improve safety when the tippers are in operation.

“MV immediately understood our business needs and advised us on the best grab vehicles for our operation. They were competitive on price and had ready-to-go stock, which was really impressive, meaning we felt the benefit of extremely swift vehicle delivery,” adds Morris.

David Patrick, Sales Director at MV Commercial, says: “The £20 million we have invested in our ever-expanding Ready to Go fleet is key to helping us meet the evolving demands of customers like Valley Water Services. We’re delighted to be in a position to support the company’s bespoke vehicle requirements, delivering the right trucks for their operation, quickly and efficiently.”

In addition to offering water engineering solutions for utility network providers, Blackwood-based Valley Water Services provides commercial landscape construction and reinstatement services for clients across Wales and south-west England.