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Drive-it 2015 exhibition - 7th, 8th and 9th July


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April 2015
Used Piaggio Classic Dropside for sale
Our 64 plate demonstration Dropside vehicle complete with if required, cab high alloy tool box cabinet , is going to be up for sale in August 2015 as part of our replacement programme.
The vehicle has the latest generation diesel engine and comes with a number of modifications undertaken by ourselves including high visibility amber lights to rear, Alloy tool box, auxiliary battery and split charge system and reverse sensors.
Cab and body have been painted in a pearlescent ICI 2 pack ice white paint and will be sold with probably less than 750 miles at that time having completed a number of events between now and then. Price is yet to be confirmed but there will be a good saving against a new one as look to replace this with another vehicle.
For more information please contact Grahame Neagus on 07866 002111 or drop us an email.

March 2015
Alton Towers new Piaggio enters service!
We are proud to announce the delivery of a new Piaggio APE T.M Gulling to the world famous Theme Park Alton Towers in Staffordshire. Its called the "Mini Mobile Munch Machine" and true to its word, is designed and built to offer all visitors a choice of ice cream, soft chiller drinks and hot drinks, all in one vehicle! A lot of design and planning went into the vehicle but being able to move around the theme park and be able to serve this level of choice of consumables was key to its success and certainly the overall striking graphics that emblazon the cab and body soon make you see exactly what it is. Another example of the versatility of the Piaggio product and the design and build capabilities of Octa Piaggio with our carefully chosen supply partners PD Stevens and Hex Graphics in helping us reach this successful conclusion.

March 2015
Octa-Piaggio to be at the Drive-it 2015 exhibition
We are delighted to confirm our attendance at this years Drive-it exhibition in July at Bruningthorpe in Leicestershire where you will be able to meet the Octa Piaggio team, see the products and even take out one of the vehicles around the small circuit to find out just how manoeuvrable the APE really is. This is an event that was created in 2014 to much acclaim and is the only one of its type where prospective clients are able to try the vehicles as well as see them in the flesh. For Octa Piaggio this is a unique opportunity in showing off not only the capability of the Piaggio vehicle but also that of our workmanship and design capability of the team in being able too create your next operational solution. All major manufacturers will also be at this 3 day event which is on 7th, 8th and 9th July so why not make a note in your diary and come along and see us at this prestigious event. For more details on it, visit our web site or visit the Driveit 2015 web site.

January 2015
Having completed another sales, we have taken back in part exchange one of our previously supplied 63 plate APE T.M Gullwings however this required us getting it back from Central London. Not to be deterred and to prove that an APE is not just for the City, our Managing Director Grahame, drove the said vehicle all the way back from Chiswick to Stone on Friday 16th, using only A and B class roads! As Grahame said having completed the journey "It was a great opportunity to prove the versatility of the APE and show that despite its diminutive size, these vehicles can undertake journeys like these with great fun and reliability. The journey of over 180 miles took just over 6 hours on a Friday afternoon which I didn't think was bad at all and I'd certainly do it again! Great fun and a real adventure!"

January 2015
The Classic Palla vehicle is undergoing yet a further transformation into a Nike Football! Yes we are about to embark on a professional football campaign with local Clubs like Stoke City and Port Vale to have the vehicle on Match Days as an extension to their Club Shops at the other ends of the grounds, selling all types of merchandise ! Look out for us at a match near to you soon!

December 2014
Look out if you are in London or Staffs for our Christmas Pudding Palla! Yes the Classic Palla has been re liveried from its Pumpkin into a giant Christmas Pudding! Reason? Christmas Lights Switch on in Stone and other locations as well as being used in the distribution of food and drink to the homeless and disadvantaged locally. If you see us around, give us a smile.

November 2014
Following on from our successes at Scarefest in October, we are delighted to announce that Alton Towers have now booked the Classic Palla for their Firework Weekend, sporting a new livery under the Coffee Explosion guise. It will ensure the event goes off with a bang and we look forward to meeting you there.

October 2014
See our Classic Palla at events in Staffordshire this month including the Stone Food and Drink Festival and the traditional Alton Towers Scarefest 2 week extravagance where it will be serving hot drinks and food in the square outside The HEX. Livered as a Pumpkin for that scary feel the Coffee Cauldron as it is called has been a huge success and with thousands of visitors coming to Alton Towers its certainly had a huge of publicity.

September 2014
Our new Piaggio Classsic Palla goes on the road! This is a unique and very striking concept developed by ourselves in pursuit of marketing sporting and other Corporate events with its 1.5m GRP ball mounted on the rear and suitable for coffee, hot chocolate and traditional merchandising such as programmes etc. The vehicle is available on a daily, weekly or monthly hire as well as long term leases and outright purchase. Complete with parasols and oak tables that slide out from under the custom made cabinet, it really is a great piece of engineering that helps you promote your cause and event especially when liveried in your own design!

Octa-Piaggio Calessino adds Italian flair to the London Fashion Week 2013!
In September this year, our iconic white Calessino was on duty with the equally famous and iconic handbag designer Meli Melo, ( transporting their ambassadors and other VIP's around the London Fashion Week in true la Dolce Vita style.

Meli Melo have long been associated with the finest design and manufacturer in ladies accessories and so having a high profile and wanting to be noticed, there was really only one choice, a white Calessino. Despite the weather being variable, the Calessino shone through leading one of the Meli Melo Directors to comment that "we will continue to use this Calessino for London and be happy if you can help us with any further work that we need to make this continue to be the best vehicle ever!"

Such accolades in the fashion world are not easily handed out, so why not see for yourself as to why Doug at Meli Melo feels as he does and look out for our new vehicle in a town near you soon or even better, why not book it for your next corporate or special occasion.

Our new Gullwing takes off!
October is a busy month at Octa-Piaggio with a newly designed Gullwing APE T.M hitting the road, sporting its highly effective and newly designed Gullwing body and internal racking solution which has been some 4 months in the making with many hours spent in honing the final design features to make it our best Gullwing yet.

Built by our main approved body builder P.D.Stevens and fitted out by Bri-Stor in Hixon, this is a perfect testament to how we can tailor the specific needs of our clients and create something special and unique. This vehicle has its own integrated split charge electrical system and a bespoke internal layout that will suit the vast majority of users. Internal LED lighting means with the Winter coming, this vehicle will be light work of the dark afternoons for those clients who need it to operate beyond the hours of daylight. Built from the finest aluminium and GRP, this body is not only light but very strong yet can be taken off the dropside base in a day and have the vehicle reverted back to a standard dropside in a matter of hours. Available to hire by the day, the weekend, the week or month, this type of vehicle is proving to be extremely popular with a wide variety of clients and its first bookings are out with the high profile staffordshire artist Emma Joustra ( and Stone in Bloom ( on November 2nd in Stone at the vibrant farmers market.

Of course hiring is only one option, you can also specify this to your own exacting specifications and have it on contract hire over 2 - 5 years or purchase it outright - the choice is totally yours.

Let your business take off and reach new clients with our Gullwing!