When MV Commercial received an enquiry from Edinburgh-based company Unique Events in relation to supplying support vehicles for one of the biggest street parties in the world, we were delighted to provide an innovative solution! Unique Events are the team organising Edinburgh’s Hogmanay event, which takes place from 30th December to 1st January. The legendary New Year celebrations attract visitors from all over the globe.
Lesley Strang of Unique Events contacted MV Commercial with their requirements: Six 7.5-tonne dropsides with 20ft bodies, twin passenger seats and digital tachographs. December is traditionally the busiest time of the year for contract hire firms and six trucks of this type were not available from stock. No problem for MV Commercial; we built them to order! Thanks to the team of expert coachbuilders at our Livingston fabrication facility, six box-trucks had the bodies cut down and all-new alloy dropside bodies fitted.
The turnaround from order confirmation to the first truck hitting the road was a remarkable three weeks, with the remainder following quickly afterwards. Not only this but each vehicle was treated to a full refurbishment program that included paintwork, wheels, servicing and valeting. The trucks will be used for transporting kit around the site from Unique’s depot in Leith to all the stages and sites. They will also be utilised to transfer equipment for the stage build from Kings Stables road to the Ross bandstand, by-passing the 11-tonne weight limit in West Gardens.
The 07/08 model year trucks; three MAN TGL and three Iveco Eurocargo are hired through MV Commercial’s flexible short term contract hire solution and when they are returned in January they will be available for sale.
MV Commercial are delighted to be able to play an important part on one of Scotland’s greatest institutions with Unique Events. To find out more about one of the greatest parties on earth, log on to: www.edinburghshogmanay.com/blogmanay
MV Commercial’s innovative range of contract hire options give you all the benefits of a quality new vehicle, without the worries of ownership. To find out how your business can benefit call the sales team on 01506 440042.