Designed with the primary focus of putting safety first, the new British Gypsum fleet is fitted as standard, with the latest technology and safety features. These include:
- A market leading, load securing solution – making it safer to strap and unstrap the loads.
- CoupleSafe™ Technology – preventing unplanned trailer detachment.
- Minimum 3* Direct Vision Standard Cabs - Giving enhanced visibility of vulnerable road users such as cyclists, all cabs have a minimum 3* Direct Vision Standard rating and near side direct vision panels.
- A leading camera and telematics solution - supporting our driver development programme and helping us to reduce our environmental impact.
Enabling us to deliver British Gypsum plasters, plasterboards and high-performance drylining systems in the safest possible way, our new delivery fleet comes with these enhanced features. The move meets and supports our continuing commitment to Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) and the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).
Much of Britain has been built from British gypsum. It's the vital raw material at the heart of our plaster and plasterboard, much of which is mined, milled and made in Britain. Gypsum is a soft sulphate mineral that naturally occurs in sedimentary deposits.
As custodians of Britain’s gypsum reserves, we have been mining gypsum for more than 100 years, supported by our 1300 employees and their local communities.
It's not unusual for many generations of the same family to have worked with us, passing on the skills that make our high-performance products.
Next time you see a British Gypsum lorry, you might catch a glimpse of the Union Jack and that telling phrase 'mined, milled and made in Britain'. It's recognition of more than 100 years’ experience of making plaster and plasterboard in the UK using British gypsum.