Petronas launches dedicated commercial vehicle workshop in the UK

PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) has launched PETRONAS’ first branded flagship workshop for commercial vehicles in partnership with UK’s Alltruck plc, specialists in commercial vehicle contract hire, maintenance, rental and fleet management.

This marks the 1,200th PETRONAS-branded workshop in Europe, since the very first one was introduced in Hamburg, Germany, last year. The PETRONAS-branded workshop embraces the company’s customer value proposition for independent garages. They are set to form a larger network of 3,500 PETRONAS-branded workshops to be established across Europe over the next five years.

“We continue to grow our network of branded workshops and this time, with Alltruck plc, we have established another first, specially for commercial vehicles. As part of the PETRONAS-branded workshops network, independent garages such as Alltruck plc will benefit from stronger brand recognition as an affiliate of PETRONAS, a leader in lubricants technology,” said Alessandro Orsini, PLI regional head of Europe.

Alltruck plc was founded in 1990 as a transport service provider. Today, Alltruck plc operates out of two depots in Nottingham and Loughborough. In 2014, the company was listed in the Top 200 companies in East Midlands with a growth of 9.8%. Last year, Alltruck plc invested a total of GBP 750,000 (USD 1.09 million) to its workshop. Part of the investment was used to open new state-of-the-art Authorised Testing Lanes in Alltruck Loughborough that have the potential to complete 100 heavy goods vehicle (HGV) Ministry of Transport (MOT) test, an annual vehicle test for safety, roadworthiness aspects and exhaust emissions required in Great Britain) in a week.

“From the first time PETRONAS and Alltruck plc were introduced, it was clear that our values were completely aligned. We are delighted that PETRONAS has selected Alltruck plc to be their very first Flagship Commercial Vehicle Workshop across the whole of Europe,” said Paul Robinson, managing director of Alltruck plc.