A Black Country manufacturer of motor vehicle bodies has unveiled its latest environmentally-friendly model as part of plans to increase sales through the green market.
Bevan Group, which employs 110 people across four sites in the Black Country, produces vehicle bodies for some of the biggest names on Britain’s roads, turning over £12 million each year.
The company has unveiled the Icon, a 3.5-tonne body aimed at the home delivery market. It is the latest aerodynamic body to be created as part of an ongoing drive to cut weight and reduce the carbon footprint of the vehicle, leading to significant fuel savings.
The new model was unveiled at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC and developed with support from the Manufacturing Advisory Service-West Midlands.
Operations director Lee Dimmock said: “We believe it has the potential to be a major part of our company’s continuing growth, given that it not only offers an impressive payload and cuts fuel bills but also helps companies reduce their carbon footprint.”
Last year, the company launched the Bevan21, a truck body which is already being used by some of the country’s leading fleet operations and helped the company secure £2.5 million worth of new business.
The Icon, which was unveiled by Adrian Bailey MP, chair of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee, has a carrying capacity of more than 1,200 kg and was developed using three-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology.
MAS-WM has worked closely with Bevan Group for a number of years on a series of business improvements.