To mark 70 years in the business and in a move that cements a loyal business relationship spanning four decades, Ipswich Plastics has taken delivery of a Renault Trucks Range D16 MED 4×2 from Thompson Commercials in Boston.
The new truck, with curtainsided body built by Transport Enterprises, joins Ipswich Plastics’ existing fleet of five Renaults. Working on both inter-city and rural operations, it delivers laminates, worktops and boards, together with associated building products, to builders’ merchants, kitchen manufacturers, engineering works, schools, hospitals and private houses throughout East Anglia.
Managing Director David Finch said: “We are delighted to be celebrating 70 years in business and owe our success to having a combination of loyal customers, experienced staff who can share their knowledge with them, together with a reliable transport service. Although we added the Range D vehicle to naturally replace a Midlum of the same size and weight, we have adorned it with a ‘70th Year in Business’ logo and are using it as our celebratory flagship vehicle.”
Ipswich Plastics’ association with Renault is longstanding, as David explains: “Our relationship goes back to the mid 1970s when we were using Commer and Dodge trucks, originally supplied by Ben Cooper Engineering, however the Dodge marque was acquired by Renault in the 1980s.”
David continues: “Together with its dealers, Renault has given us a continuously good service. In the early 1990s we were introduced to Richard Laws-Chapman, who at the time was selling Renault Vehicles for Reliance Trucks in Norwich. Since then, we have built up an excellent working relationship with Richard, and he continues to supply us with our vehicles through Thompson Commercials, Boston Branch.”
The Range D has been supplied with updated livery on full contract hire, including maintenance carried out by Renault, Felixstowe.


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