Haulier in South Africa solves fuel issues with SulNOx
A South African fleet operator has seen its business transformed after adopting UK fuel technology which has dramatically improved the efficiency of its vehicles.
Johannesburg-based Zanospan was having issues with a large number of trucks returning from extremely long-haul trips across Africa ‘limping’ back to base because of inconsistent and poor fuel quality.
To address these issues, the company began using technology developed by British fuel experts SulNOx Group Plc, and the trial has been so successful, Zanospan has now adopted it across its entire fleet.
“Since adopting fuel conditioning with SulNOxEco™, we have not had a single truck limping back to our depot in Johannesburg,” said Paul Mosenthal, Managing Director of Zanospan Pty Ltd.
“Keeping our trucks running normally is very important to smooth operations and planning for any fleet operator. We are very happy with the performance of SulNOxEco™ Fuel Conditioner in our fleet.”
Zanospan operates a fleet of 34 trucks performing extremely long-haul freight runs throughout Africa – as long as 10,000 kms for a round trip, and experiences regular problems with inconsistent fuel quality. The company initially purchased enough SulNOxEco™ Fuel Conditioner to treat 400,000 litres of diesel and has now adopted SulNOx across its entire fleet.
The results of using SulNOxEco™ have been monitored by independent sales organisation Fuel Fusions South Africa.
Shane Nienaber, CEO of Fuel Fusions SA Pty Ltd, said: “Zanospan had been experiencing a high number of trucks returning from their extremely long-haul trips all over Africa limping back into Johannesburg due to problems caused by contaminated fuels. The free water problem solving abilities offered by the emulsifying properties of SulNOxEco™ was the prime motivating factor for Zanospan to adopt fuel conditioning.”
Nawaz Haq, Executive Director at SulNOx Group, said: “This positive feedback from a new customer of SulNOxEco™ Fuel Conditioner comes as we are expanding our reach globally, and particularly into Africa where sales are gathering strong momentum.
“Inconsistent fuel quality is a challenge for all transport operators in some parts of the world, and especially so for commercial fleet operators where such extremely long routes are the norm.
“The benefits of SulNOx’s additive package extend much further than resolving operational problems associated with fuel quality. SulNOx essentially optimises combustion and has been proven to significantly reduce fuel consumption, emissions and particulate matter, a prevalent problem for human and environmental health. It has never been more important for transport operators to look at ways to improve fuel and operational efficiencies and SulNOx can help and make a scalable difference to our climate, health, environmental and financial crises.”
SulNOxEco™ Fuel Conditioner is a unique, advanced fuel additive made from natural, biodegradable ingredients that reduces fuel consumption, maintenance & downtime costs and the production of greenhouse gas emissions. In the UK, it is used by major industry names including construction firms Tarmac and Besblock and stairlift manufacturer Stannah.