Toumbos supplies Greek municipality

Toumbas Special Vehicles Superstructures, one of the main suppliers of waste collection vehicles in Greece and Eastern Europe, has supplied eight of its DT16 series 16m3 rear loading waste collection vehicles to the municipality of Ampelokipon Menemenis in Thessaloniki Prefecture.

The Mayor of the municipality of Ampelokipon Menemenis said that he realised that the current fleet of waste collection vehicles were outdated, proving to be unreliable and were not providing the required working conditions for the municipalities’ drivers and operatives. The municipality accessed 2.2 million Euros from the EU funds for Cohesion Policy (ESPA) provided by the European Union from 2007 – 2013 which enabled them to replace the existing fleet of waste collection vehicles. A tender was advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) with the requirements and specification for the eight new waste collection vehicles of 16m3 capacity. After the submission for tenders had closed, all submis- sions by waste collection vehicle manufacturers were reviewed and it was decided that Toumbas Special Vehicles Superstructures offered the best value for money in terms of specification of the new fleet of waste col- lection vehicles. They were assessed in terms of whole life costs and simp- licity in operation e. g. the electrics which operated the Toumbas DT16 waste collection vehicle superstructure were simple and of the non canbus type.

Therefore, Toumbas Special Vehicles Superstructures received the order to supply the eight new waste collection vehicles, the company states. The Mayor concluded by saying that, in conjunction with the purchase of the Euro 6 chassis, the new Toumbas DT16 waste collection vehicles would reduce fuel consumption, emissions and noise emissions across the municipality. This would deliver 0% operating costs for both the Toumbas waste collection vehicle body and the DAF LF Euro 6 chassis. This would also help the municipality to deliver a more sustainable and efficient waste collection service to its citizens while it helped to improve the working conditions for the municipalities’ drivers and operatives.

In conclusion, the Toumbas DT16 waste collection vehicle has made a significant improvement to waste collection across the municipality of Ampelokipon Menemenis. This is evident by Delta municipality, the neighbouring municipality to Ampelokipon Menemenis, purchasing two identical specification DT16 waste collection vehicles from Toumbas Special Vehicles Superstructures mounted on DAF LF Euro 6 4×2 two axle 20 tonne chassis.


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