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East Yorkshire poultry business invests in Hull firm for latest fleet vehicles

East Yorkshire poultry business invests in Hull business for latest fleet vehicle


An award winning Middleton on the Wolds poultry specialist has sourced its latest delivery vehicle from a family owned Hull business.


Hedon Road based business Paneltex Ltd supplied Soanes Poultry with a bespoke vehicle to service its customers throughout Yorkshire.


Soanes Poultry commissioned the vehicle, a 7.2 tonne Iveco Daily 72C chassis cab fitted with a Paneltex insulated body and a GAH J503 direct drive refrigeration system

Of the commission, Paneltex Managing Director Chris Berridge said: "Soanes traditionally buy 7.5 tonne vehicles but the 7.2 tonne Iveco does the same job as a 7.5 tonne truck because it's a lightweight vehicle with excellent payload.

"The kerb weight of the combined Paneltex body on the Iveco chassis is only 3580 kg meaning that the payload is an impressive 3620 kg, which enables it to be more efficient than a typical 7.5 tonne vehicle."

Soanes Poultry's General Manager is delighted with the collaboration: "We pride ourselves on buying goods and services as locally as possible, so it's good to support both Paneltex and Market Weighton company, Provins Signs who provided the graphics."

The latest vehicle brings the total number of refrigerated delivery vehicles in Soanes fleet to 13.

Operating out of a 12,000 square metre factory in Hull, Paneltex Ltd is a leading UK manufacturer of refrigerated and specialised commercial vehicle bodies, producing everything from the largest trailers to the smallest vans.


Soanes Poultry is a family owned business that has been rearing and preparing chicken for over 70 years. It employs over 100 people and sells its chicken to butchers and independent retailers in Yorkshire and to wholesalers nationwide.





Photo:L - RNigel Upson, Soanes Poultry and Chris Berridge, Paneltex with the new truck Soanes Poultry and Paneltex


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Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Soanes Poultry, please visit
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  3. Soanes Poultry supplies its chicken to butchers and independent retailers in Yorkshire and to wholesalers nationwide.
  4. Paneltex's 12,000 square metre factory in Hull houses some of the largest vacuum presses in Europe and allows them to make single piece insulated panels in sizes up to 16 metres long. Dedicated body assembly lines deliver high volume production of vehicles and commercial vehicle bodies, all of which are designed specifically to suit the particular fleet needs of its customers. For more information, please visit