Econ Engineering announces ‘landmark deal’ for world’s first ever fully electric gritter

Econ Engineering’s fully electric-powered gritter has secured a landmark contract with UK highways specialist Ringway signing up to take delivery of the revolutionary E-QCB (Electric Quick Change Body). The first ever completely electric vehicle of its kind on the market utilises the very latest in sustainable technology without diminishing performance, helping customers cut their emissions […]

Econ scoops major prize at industry ‘oscars’

Ripon-based Econ Engineering is celebrating this morning after scooping a major award at the ‘Oscars’ of the commercial motoring and road haulage industry. The UK’s leading supplier of winter maintenance vehicles won Bodybuilder of the Year at the Commercial Motor Awards in Birmingham – where the cream of operators, dealers and suppliers did battle for […]

ECON to supply gritters to Ringway, FM Conway and Kier/Tarmac JV in London

Three contractors that have been awarded framework agreements for winter maintenance have turned to Yorkshire-based Econ Engineering to supply them with their gritters. For the next seven years, 33 Econ vehicles, will be located at different points within the capital city, ready to mobilise as soon as temperatures plummet. Two years ago, Transport for London […]

Industry sadness as Econ Engineering’s Andrew Lupton dies

Econ Engineering has announced that its Sales Director, Andrew Lupton has ‘suddenly and unexpectedly’ died. He passed away on Sunday 9th January, with the company issuing the following statement: “It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 9th January 2022 of our much-loved Sales Director, Andrew […]

Econ Engineering examining greener alternatives to power its gritters

Gritter manufacturer Econ Engineering is looking into two ‘greener’ alternatives to fuel its gritters. The two options at the moment for the North Yorkshire based company, which makes 85% of the UK’s winter road maintenance vehicles, are hydrogen and Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO), which is currently being trialled by truck manufacturer, DAF. But at this […]


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