Rubén Martínez’s family business, dedicated to the collection and transport of milk, has spent a year committed to the environment by incorporating a Scania truck powered by LNG. The Albacete-based company sees this type of fuel as an economic and ecological option for professional transport.
This company was started by the family’s grandfather with a small van with which he transported milk. As livestock farming evolved, they tried to be always ahead in terms of innovation and technology and looked for the best applications for their transportation; thus, they became the first Spanish company with a natural gas vehicle dedicated to the collection and transport of milk.
“We have trusted Scania for more than 20 years and when we were proposed to opt for LNG for our transport, we did not hesitate. Today, after a year on our daily route with this truck, we are proud to contribute to the environment by helping to reduce CO2 emissions. In addition, the price of fuel is cheaper compared to the other traditional trucks, while the autonomy and refueling times are similar,” said Juan Manuel Martínez, the company’s purchasing manager.
The Martínez family company currently has 10 trucks, six of which are Scania. The latest acquisition, the 3-axle, 26-ton LNG G410 CV, is responsible for the collection of milk in farms and factories within a radius of approximately 150 km and covers a total of 400 km per day. This natural gas powered vehicle has a full height half cab suitable for almost all types of transportation and a spacious interior that allows easy driver mobility and plenty of storage capacity.
The delivery of Scania trucks to this company is carried out by Scalevante, the brand’s dealer in Albacete.