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Walsh Waste marks 50 years with new Mercedes-Benz Econic

Walsh Waste is this year celebrating 50 years in business. To commemorate the occasion, the Galway-based waste management firm has added a new Mercedes-Benz Econic to its lineup of commercial vehicles, carrying a specially commissioned registration plate ‘222-G-50’.

Ideally suited to the needs of waste collection operations, where workers are regularly climbing in and out of the vehicle, the Econic features a low entry cab with a pneumatic folding passenger door which can be opened with the touch of a button.

Pictured taking delivery of their new Mercedes-Benz Econic are Gearoid and Tom Walsh of Walsh Waste, with Michael Gray of Logic Fleet (second left) and Fergus Conheady, Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles sales manager (left).

Inside, the cab comes fitted with seating for a driver and three passengers and is finished with panorama glazing to maximise visibility.

Joining a fleet of 40 units, the new Econic 2630L ENA is finished in the company’s scarlet and black livery and comes with a 6×2 rear steer axle, full air suspension on all axles, Allison automatic transmission and a body supplied by Logic Fleet in Dublin.

A Mercedes-Benz customer for 12 years, Walsh Waste managing director, Tom Walsh says the appeal of the vehicle is “the reliability of the previous Econic on the fleet, coupled with the suitability of its low entry cab for urban work”.

A family-owned business since 1972, Walsh Waste is one of Ireland’s most experienced waste management companies, providing collection and recycling services across the domestic, commercial, industrial and building sectors.