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Liverpool is a city in North West England and has been described as having “the most splendid setting of any English city”. With an estimated population of just under 479,000 in the city itself and with its surrounding areas it is the fifth largest metropolitan area in the UK with over 2.24 million people.
Liverpool sits on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary and historically lay within the ancient hundred of West Derby in the south west of the county of Lancashire. Its growth as a major port was paralleled by the expansion of the city throughout the Industrial Revolution. Liverpool was home to both the Cunard and White Star Line and was the port of registry of the ocean liners RMS Titanic, the RMS Lusitania, Queen Mary and Olympic.
The popularity of The Beatles and other groups from the Merseybeat era contributes to Liverpool’s status as a tourist destination. Home of two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool and Everton and also the world-famous Grand National horse race which takes place annually at Aintree Racecourse on the outskirts of the city.
The city celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2007 and was awarded the European Capital of Culture in 2008. Several areas of the city centre were have also been granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO
Natives of the city of Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians and colloquially as “Scousers”, a reference to “scouse”, a form of stew. The word “Scouse” has also become synonymous with the Liverpool accent and dialect.
Liverpool City Council are responsible for ensuring the cleanliness of the streets with the city limits and the fleet team there do a great job with a large fleet of vehicles used for mainly urban routes.
In order to get the best from their fleet they specifically needed a vehicle that could easily collect wheeled bins and bulky / stroke side waste. Our Rotary XL lifter offers a full width hopper aperture which gives the operator maximum flexibility.
Following a competitive tender exercise, FAUN Zoeller were awarded the vehicles after demonstrating the best overall value. The order was for 20 x VARIOPRESSES with Zoeller Rotary 3 XL lifters mounted on Mercedes Econic 6 x 2 rear steer chassis.
The vehicles are being delivered in June 2017 and there will be a scheduled roll out of the vehicles commencing in July 2017.
Ben Lord, Regional Account Manager, was on hand to guide the fleet team through the process and also to ensure that the vehicles met their specification. ‘I have had a long relationship with the council over a number of years and we have worked closely together in order to create the best specification for their operational requirements’.
Joseph Gibiliru Contract Manager at Liverpool Stree Scene said ‘From the tender process to the delivery of the vehicles, the sales rep [Ben lord at FZ UK] has been outstanding both with his product knowledge and information which he has shared with Liverpool Street Scene, this information gave us the confidence to make the right choice of vehicle we required’.