The trucks sourced through dealer Renault Trucks Chiltern represent the first Renaults on the fleet. Half the trucks are replacements while the other 12 raise the mixed fleet of DAF, Scania and Volvo trucks to 137 vehicles.
The investment is part of a £14m investment programme, which increases the L Lynch plant parc to more than 1,200 pieces of kit.
Rob Lynch, newly appointed director of the business, says the vehicles represent a significant project and investment. To help evaluate the reliability of the trucks, Lynch spoke to friends and colleagues in the industry, and the common feedback was that operators "haven't had much trouble" with the Kerax.
"The Kerax is a powerful, sturdy vehicle, well suited to both on- and off-road use and we feel it is an excellent truck on which to mount our bespoke grab lorries," he says. "Our clients look to us to further develop the safety of our vehicles and we are particularly focused on 'visual safety'. These new vehicles have safety features such as painting the access points yellow to clearly identify them."
If the new arrivals do well, L Lynch is looking to purchase another 50 Renault Kerax units in 2012.
Meanwhile Lynch says L Lynch Plant Hire has signed up to Transport for London's Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), which is designed to help improve freight delivery in London.
It will help the firm to benchmark vehicle performance against those of other operators, identify areas for improvement and provide evidence of efficiency to customers.
FORS benchmarks using vehicle incidents and collisions, fuel use, CO2 emissions, and penalties and infringements