Jack Richards & Son Keeps Fleet Clean with Britannia Washing System

One of the largest independent haulage companies in the UK has turned to Smith Brothers & Webb to keep its fleet of eye-catching yellow trucks looking professional at all times on the road.
Jack Richards & Son Ltd, has installed one of Smith Brothers & Webb’s renowned Britannia brand of automated washing machines, the Britannia Strong 5.0 at its depot in Northwich, Cheshire.
With a nationwide fleet of more than 200 heavy tractors and more than 400 curtainsider trailers, the haulage company has to have an efficient, swift, reliable and robust wash system to keep its vehicles clean.
The Britannia Strong 5.0, a three-brush gantry system with a wash height of up to five metres, and a horizontal brush control incorporating artic jump, back off, back on and draw bar trailer functions, met its requirements.
Suitable for both ‘drive-in and drive-out’ or ‘drive-in and reverse-out’ operations, the Britannia Strong comes in a variety of smaller sizes as well.
Andy Barracliffe, Director of Britannia Washing Systems, said: “We are delighted that Jack Richards & Son Ltd has selected one of our Britannia machines and it is a testament to our reputation for reliability and superb wash quality.”
Jack Richards & Son has opted for the peace of mind of taking out one of Smith Brothers & Webb’s all inclusive service and maintenance contracts.
The haulage company has come a long way since it was founded in 1956 by Jack Richards with one lorry at Haddenham, Cambridgeshire transporting fruit and vegetables from farms to wholesale markets.
Now based in Fakenham, Norfolk, it has an established eight acre site at Northwich, Cheshire, and is a founder member of the successful Palletways pallet distribution service across the UK and Europe.
The company has a host of blue-chip clients and in recent years has started to run vehicles dressed in the livery of customers, rather than its own distinctive branding.
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