Based on the Isuzu Grafter Green N35.125 3.5-tonne rigid chassis, the new vehicles have a Jiffy Trucks body with catering and food delivery features, including chilled, ambient and heated areas.
The trucks also have a tannoy system, which plays pre-programmed music as it arrives on site, advising customers of its arrival.
Sporting a new wrap design on the cab and body, the livery reflects the multi-service capabilities of the NAAFI.
One of the Isuzu Grafters was delivered during the first week of January to the Normandy training barracks in Sennelager, near Paderborn, Germany. It is delivering hot and cold food and drinks around the barracks.
The second Isuzu Grafter is on its 28-day sea journey to the Falkland Islands, in the South Atlantic, where it will go into operation at the Mount Pleasant military compound, near Port Stanley, as well delivering to remote ranges where soldiers conduct off-site training exercises. It has been equipped with all-climate, all-weather tyres to work off road in severe winter temperatures.
“We are really pleased with the payload from the Isuzu Grafter Jiffy Banquet, which is excellent and allows us to carry much more on one vehicle than before, making the delivery operation far more efficient,” said Brian Bell, contracts manager for NAAFI.
Typically, the trucks will work on two delivery routes per day and are expected to be in operation for a minimum of seven years.