Dennis Eagle invests in engineering and development facilities

Published:  22 July, 2015

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle has invested £100,000 in a new 2,000m facility at its Warwick manufacturing site, providing a dedicated area for body and chassis engineering, as well as product development space for its Hybrid integrated Urban Commercial Vehicle (HiUCV).

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle has invested £100,000 in a new 2,000m facility at its Warwick manufacturing site, providing a dedicated area for body and chassis engineering, as well as product development space for its Hybrid integrated Urban Commercial Vehicle (HiUCV).

A ground floor workshop has been built for fitting Dennis Eagle bodies to third party chassis. Each job is bespoke and the new facility brings the production and engineering teams together under one roof.

The first floor is dedicated to the company's HiUCV project, co-funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board and developed in association with the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA). The HiUCV is a lightweight vehicle designed for refuse collection in urban environments and the company plans for it to go into production in 2018.

Terry New, Head of Manufacturing Plants at Dennis Eagle, said: The building was previously just an empty warehouse, so we have invested significantly in transforming this into a dedicated facility that is fit for purpose, meeting our manufacturing and product development requirements and placing us in a strong position to meet future challenges.

One of the main benefits of this development is that we have been able to bring specific teams together, resulting in a more streamlined process. Further significant investment is planned for the facility over the next 12 months.

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