Owens Group orders 77 MAN TGX tractor units

Llanelli-based logistics and haulage business Owens Group has ordered 77 New Generation MAN TGX 26.470 6×2 tractors for its South Wales and Wrexham operations.

The order will see 27 of the new vehicles based out of Owens Group’s Llanelli depot and 50 based at its Wrexham facility in northeast Wales. The new MAN TGX Trucks, all featuring GM cabs, are replacing competitor vehicles and will boost MAN’s presence to represent almost 50% of Owens Group tractor fleet.

“MAN TGX tractors have played a major part in our vehicle fleet for some years now,” said Eurof Owen, commercial director. “Our MAN trucks have proven robust, reliable and extremely efficient and we’re looking forward to the new vehicles arriving.

“The MAN TGX’s are also a firm favourite with our drivers who appreciate the cabs spacious interior, the build quality and the overall driving experience. By adding some new creature comforts and enhancing the specification we can see these new vehicles being even more driver friendly and welcoming.”

These latest vehicles have been equipped with under bunk fridges, comfort mattresses, satellite navigation, and MAN’s SmartSelect, which provides the driver with a touch-free infotainment system.

Owens Group TGX’s also features an additional audible handbrake warning system along with standard specification Emergency Brake Assist, Turn Assist, Lane Change Support , Lane Return Assist, ACC Stop & Go, MAN AttentionGuard, High Beam Assist, and Airbag and seat belt and belt tensioner system, which helps protect the driver in the unfortunate event of an accident.

The new MAN TGX trucks are all powered by MAN’s latest’s generation D26 Euro6D six-cylinder 12.4 litre engines, which have not only proved to be 8% better on fuel than the predecessor model but also 80kg lighter, both areas that impact upon total cost of ownership. With their 6×2 mid lift axle configuration, they offer a robust and payload efficient tractor solution.

“We invest in and refresh our fleet regularly and today 90% of our vehicles are under three years old,” Owen added. “Because of the company ethos we are able to take advantage of the latest manufacturer technology, including fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly drivetrains, advanced safety systems, telematics, and driver creature comforts.”

The Owen Group fleet of MAN trucks is supported by MAN’s Mobile24 24-hour service, which guarantees 24/7 professional roadside assistance partner 365 days of the year.

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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