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This is a monumental achievement for both Howard Tenens and Prins. Jamie Hartles, Commercial and Marketing Director stated: “We are proud to be taking delivery of the first Euro 6 dual fuel conversion, not only in the UK but in Europe.

29th October 2014 – Stroud, Gloucestershire -Howard Tenens and Prins Autogas are the first to successfully convert a Mercedes-Benz Actros Euro 6 type vehicle to run on duel fuel, Compressed Natural Gas and diesel. The innovation provides a solution to the conundrum facing the dual fuel vehicle technology industry in adapting a Euro 6 type vehicle to run using the carbon saving technology.

Howard Tenens approached Prins to provide a solution to converting Euro 6 tractor units to dual fuel as part of their search for an innovative technology partner. Howard Tenens needed a solution sooner than the predicted 2 year timescale that an OEM dual fuel vehicle solution would be available in to ensure the momentum in the industry was maintained.

The conversion work is now complete on the Mercedes-Benz Actros and on 3rd November 2014 HowardTenens will take delivery of the first Euro 6 dual fuel CNG vehicle in Europe. The Mercedes-Benz Actros 2445 will benefit from a 12.8/450 bhp Euro 6 engine, GVW 44,000kg operation, predictive powertrain control and a 93KG CNG capacity. The Mercedes-Benz will shortly be followed by a DAF CNG conversion. Howard Tenens will be carrying out various fuel trials involving both CNG and Diesel Euro 6 vehicles over the coming months.

This is a monumental achievement for both Howard Tenens and Prins. Jamie Hartles, Commercial and Marketing Director stated: “We are proud to be taking delivery of the first Euro 6 dual fuel conversion, not only in the UK but in Europe. The partnership between Howard Tenens and Prins supports our commitment to sustainable logistics, underpinned by an enthusiastic and forward thinking approach to engineering which surmounts challenges.”

Will Putter – Commercial Director Prins UK said: “Prins Autogas systemen B.V. exceeded our expectations in producing the engine system in under two months. This is a testament to the quality and flexibility of the Prins Dieselblend-2.1 system. Prins UK have formed a great partnership with Howard Tenens who we find to be a forward thinking and innovative logistics company and look forward to more pioneer projects down the road. Prins UK will have 3 different makes of Euro 6 conversion systems available running natural gas by the end of Q1 2015.”


Notes to editors

Howard Tenens:

Howard Tenens is a privately owned, logistics company providing UK coverage. First established in 1953 by Norman Foster and Edward Morris the company has been trading for over 60 years. Peter Morris, the current CEO and Chairman, headed a management buyout in 1983. Since then the company has gone from strength to strength including the appointment of2 of Peter’s sons: Ben and Dan Morris as joint Managing Director’s in 2010.

Howard Tenens is one of the largest family-owned logistics companies in the UK, providing a leading warehousing, distribution and logistics service.

They supply flexible, scalable and reliable supply chain solutions for storage, transport and contract logistics that support their customers by managing their logistics requirement and driving business efficiency. Howard Tenens differentiates itself in the market place through an extensive freehold commercial property portfolio of over 3,000,000 ft2, supported by an experienced property department specialising in property procurement and management.

Howard Tenens take their impact on the environment seriously, leading the logistics industry in environmental innovation, specifically low carbon transport. Renewable energy, energy efficient equipment, new vehicle technology, alternative fuels and investment in gas refuelling infrastructure have all been implemented to help Howard Tenens drive reductions in their customers’ carbon footprint.

Howard Tenens pride themselves on being innovative and proactive, providing cost effective, resourceful and sustainable logistics operations supported by robust IT platforms. They believe in reliable, high quality, value for money supply chain solutions.

Howard Tenens is one of the earliest pioneers of dual fuel vehicles in the UK logistics sector, with Tenens Environmental established in 2008. Today their fleet includes 65 dual fuel vehicles, equating to 87% of the fleet operating across the Group which is the highest proportion of dual fuel vehicles across any large UK fleet. Gas refuelling stations have also been installed at Andover, Aveley, Boston and Swindon which not only serve the company’s fleet but are also open to third parties.

Prins Autogas have been instrumental in the Howard Tenens environmental story. The first vehicle Prins released to the UK market was converted to dual fuel capability on behalf of Howard Tenens. Due to the success of this vehicle, and partnership formed between the two businesses, a DAF and Mercedes Actros vehicle were also converted.

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is the UK’s innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy. For more information please visit

Through the Low Carbon Truck Demonstration Trial, the Technology Strategy Board and the Department for Transport (DFT) will invest over £11 million to encourage and assist UK road-haulage operators to buy and use low carbon medium and heavy-goods vehicles. The aim is to encourage the widespread introduction of low carbon vehicles to UK fleets, helping the UK to meet its targets on CO2 reduction and reducing fleet operating costs. Demonstration trial fleets will be run for two years, during which time usage data will be gathered and analysed by the DFT. It is with thanks to TSB that Howard Tenens have been able to have made this investment, administering the trial, and enabling Howard Tenens to undertake exhaust gas trials to fully understand the benefits of dual fuel technology.

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