RiverRidge Invests in New Fleet

RIVERRIDGE, Northern Ireland’s leading waste management specialist, has recently taken delivery of five new Mercedes-Benz Econics from MBNI Truck & Van. This investment is part of a multimillion-pound deal to supply a number of vehicles over the next year to RiverRidge. The deal was facilitated through RentaMerc.

RiverRidge has grown exponentially over the last five years and are now based across four sites in Derry-Londonderry, Belfast, Coleraine and Portadown. With a fleet of over 145 vehicles and trailers, the new vehicles were required to replace some of the older fleet they had acquired during previous acquisitions.


Tony Kirkpatrick, Transport and Logistics Director of RiverRidge comments, “As the first Northern Ireland operator to be awarded the Freight Transport Association Truck Excellence Accreditation as well as Export and Freight’s Excellence in Compliance award earlier this year, we know only too well what is required to ensure RiverRidge maintains a high quality service.


“These vehicles will add real value to our current fleet and will ensure that our exceptional operational ability continues to be sustained. We are delighted to be receiving these new five vehicles as part of larger deal with MBNI Truck & Van and RentaMerc.


“Quality is central to our business offering, the RentaMerc scheme offered us a tailored solution, to our increasing demand for reliable and high performing vehicles. These vehicles were tried and tested by our own drivers and the Mercedes Benz came out on top. With this vehicle, there is better fuel consumption, emissions are lower and there is an excellent aftersales package.


“The Econic is an innovative special-purpose truck that combines versatility, ergonomics and convenience like virtually no other commercial vehicle, the Econic is in a class of its own and will add an outstanding service level to our operations.”


Established for over 25 years, RentaMerc is a renowned specialist in commercial vehicle hire, specialising in Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles. Norman McBride from RentaMerc said,

“RentaMerc is only too delighted to be able to help RiverRidge update their fleet. This is an exceptional vehicle, which will ensure the company is served well. Contract rental provides all the flexibility of standard rental, but with all the additional benefits of an all-inclusive vehicle maintenance package. This deal was assisted by secured funding from Danske Bank.”