IVECO Eurocargos ready for the Easter rush | TRANSPORT NEWS

The third largest baking company in the World, ARYZTA, relies on a fleet of eight Eurocargo ML160 models to ensure safe and timely transport of their perishable food products across Victoria.

ARYZTA bakes locally from facilities in Melbourne and Sydney and counts supermarket chains along with McDonald’s as major clients. Baking aside, transporting the perishable food products to consumers in a safe and timely manner to ensure optimal freshness, is as important as the cooking itself.

ARYTZA Victorian Distribution Manager, Peter Roy, has a long association with IVECO, moving the fleet away from being Japanese truck-based a few years ago, to one that’s now exclusively Eurocargo.

“The Eurocargo models are a ‘comfort’ truck, the drivers enjoy using them and basically they’re like driving a big car,” Peter said.

“Most of our drivers have been with us for many years and remember the older trucks we used to operate – they’re very grateful to now have the Eurocargos.”

Operating from Dandenong South in Melbourne, the Eurocargos deliver the fresh produce on a daily basis to outlets all around Victoria. Goods are also transported frozen via line-haul to other states while a similar distribution model is also employed at the company’s Warwick Farm, Sydney facility.

The Eurocargos feature IVECO’s E5 (EEV) Tector 6 engine producing 280hp and 950 Nm of torque and are coupled to the smooth-shifting Allison 5-speed full automatic transmission, comfortably handling the trucks’ five tonne payload while providing a relaxed driving experience particularly when distributing in metropolitan and urban zones.

All vehicles feature pantech bodies with a tailgate lifter to facilitate easier unloading of produce when delivering. To allow more efficient loading while still on site at the bakery, the Eurocargos are specified with rear Electronically-Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS), which provides better alignment of the body with the loading dock, while also delivering a smoother ride.

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