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Investing in winter gritting
AN INVESTMENT of £8 million has been made by the Ripon-based operator of the UK’s largest hire fleet of gritters.
In preparation for the coming winter Econ Engineering, which produces more than 70 per cent of Britain’s gritters, has grown its fleet by 50 per cent.
The business made a record order of 100 new DAF vehicles as well as several dozen Mercedes Benz trucks in the past months, growing the fleet to 420 gritters, up from 238 four years ago.
The £26 million turnover, family-owned business employs 200 people at its Ripon headquarters, making it the town’s largest employer.
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