Doughnut manufacturer Krispy Kreme has invested in MAN vans and trucks as it looks to refresh its fleet.

The operator has taken delivery of 30 7.5-tonne TGLs, tasked with deliveries nationwide.

In addition, 33 3.5-tonne TGEs will join them in the new-look vehicle lineup.

All of the 7.5 tonne TGLs have been bodied by ZJB Engineering Ltd and, as a result, can carry 30 roller cage delivery units.

Diane Clifford, head of logistics, Krispy Kreme UK, explained the process of shifting to MAN started in 2021. 

“As a business, we looked at the efficiency of our delivery operation and its suitability moving forward. 

“Studying the market and talking with manufacturers it was instantly apparent that MAN singled itself out,” she said. 

“MAN instantly grasped our business model and, in doing, so offered more than just a new vehicle sales function. 

“Specifically, its approach was very much about consulting, qualifying and meeting the needs of our business.”

All of the new vehicles are finished in glazed white with Krispy Kreme signage on both doors and above the cab. 

In addition, each of the bodies carries the Krispy Kreme “Home of the Original Glazed Doughnut” bowtie logo.

Meanwhile, the TGLs all use the compact and popular CC cab. 

Mounted low on the robust high load capacity chassis, it provides the driver with a clear view of the surroundings. 

In addition, it offers eye-to-eye contact with pedestrians and a low entry and exit height. 

Furthermore, driver safety is met in the form of all vehicles being equipped with a broad range of safety systems. 

For example, Electronic Braking System (EBS), ABS, Anti-Slip Control (ACS), ESP and EBA have all been specified.

Multifunctional steering wheels have also been adopted, thereby ensuring that the drivers have their hands on the wheel at all times.