Danish Henry Andersen & Søn’s new refuse truck is certain to raise a few eyebrows along pickup routes. Owner Jais Andersen’s latest eyecatcher is a V8 Scania R 520 8×2 with a top-of-the-line Olympus compacting body.
“Frankly, we don’t need a V8 for this work, they’re more apt for our crane trucks. But our drivers decide, and I follow their wishes,” says Jais Andersen. “I have several Scania vehicles in the company and they’re great trucks.”
The refuse truck is additionally equipped with all the latest safety and comfort features, such as LED lighting, leather V8 seats and a 7-inch screen for the rear-view camera. It also has the Opticruise with clutch-on-demand for precise manoeuvring.
The business was established back in 1968 by Jais’ father Henry. Jais started as a driver and a trained service technician. In 1990, the company was founded with Jais as managing director. He presently operates a sizeable fleet as well as a container rental and crane business.