Dual-Fuel pioneer Howard Tenens chooses Prins Dieselblend-2.0


9 July 2013 - An emission-busting deal has been agreed for Prins Autogas UK, the distributor of Prins Autogassystemen BV based in the Netherlands, to convert a fleet of HGVs for Howard Tenens, one of the largest family-owned logistics companies in the UK. Howard Tenens is an industry pioneer having been running its operations using compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable fuel bio methane for approaching five years. It has now chosen Southampton-based Prins Autogas UK to equip 35 new vehicles with the carbon-reducing green technology.

The partnership was sealed after an eight-month trial of two HGVs running on Prins’ Dieselblend-2.0 system demonstrating ultra-reliability and the ability to shrink CO2 emissions by up to 50 per cent. Prins Dieselblend system can replace up to 55 per cent diesel with CNG or LNG and up to 30 per cent diesel with LPG. Its technology has international back-up thanks to Prins’ global reach, with established distribution channels in over 50 countries.

The fleet is a mix of 4x2 and 6x2 vehicles and the first vehicle is set to roll off the conversion facilities in Southampton at the end of July, with the job expected to be completed by September.

Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Howard Tenens has a strong 60-year logistics industry heritage and puts a high priority on the environmental credentials of its operations. Howard Tenens are renowned for their expert delivery of high quality logistics services to household brand names. The firm differentiates itself in the marketplace by providing flexible and value for money logistics solutions tailored to specific customer requirements, with tangible carbon savings achieved through their many sustainable initiatives.

Prins Autogas UK Commercial Director Will Putter said: “Howard Tenens has a proud record as a highly respected and experienced logistics company, so we’re delighted they chose us after witnessing the environmental and financial benefits of the Prins technology. “We’re particularly pleased because yet again rigorous testing proved our system’s reliability and its superior capability to cut costs and emissions. It underlines our good reputation, value and the quality of the product and service.”

Mr Paul Gowland (Howard Tenens) and Mr Will Putter (Prins Autogas UK)

Howard Tenens group CRS director Catherine Crouch said: “We are very happy to be working with Prins Autogas UK. We put them to the test to prove operational performance and carbon reduction, and they met the challenge with excellent results. We chose them because their technology is well engineered, delivering reliability and simplicity of installation. We were very impressed with the performance of the vehicles which gives us great confidence for the future.”

To find out more, go online to www.prinsautogasuk.co.uk or www.tenens.com