Alimerka goes for gas

Alimerka goes for gas

The Spanish food retailer Alimerka in the northern Asturias region has recently taken its 46th Scania Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) truck in operation. These trucks now constitute nearly two-thirds of Alimerka’s fleet.

The latest addition to the LNG fleet features Scania’s new more powerful 13-litre, 410 hp, engine, enabling distribution services with a truck and trailer.

Thanks to the twin LNG tanks, this truck has a range of up to 1,600 kilometres depending on the route and the type of transport. From its central warehouse in Lugo de Llanera, near Gijon, Alimerka distributes goods to its 173 supermarkets in Asturias and in the neighbouring regions Castile and León and Galicia.