NEW: Susan Berriman and Citroen’s Adrian Wilding
Following comprehensive assessment with six vehicle manufacturers, plant and pipeline maintenance specialist Furmanite are renewing their 100-strong Citroen LCV fleet.
The Kendal-based company will now take delivery of a mixture of predominantly L1H1 Dispatch and Relay vans on four year Lex Autolease contracts.
They have ordered 11 Dispatch L2H1, six Relay 33 L1H1 and 35 Relay L2H2 vans, to add to their initial 55-strong order.
The initial order included 28 Dispatch, 24 Relay and three Berlingo vans, which will be ply-lined by supplying dealer John Wilding of Morecambe.
Susan Berriman, Director of HR at Furmanite, said: “While we already run Citroën vans, we went through a rigorous re-evaluation of a wide range other manufacturer’s LCV products before we placed the order with Citroën.
“Our engineers are very happy with the Citroëns – we wouldn’t have considered replacing like-for-like if they weren’t.”
The majority of the Dispatch vans are HDi 90 manual L1H1 1000 Enterprise models, with all Berlingos HDi 75 manual L1 625 Enterprise models.
They have CO2 emissions of 133g/km and 55.4mpg on the combined cycle.
Half of the Relays are 33 L1H1 HDi 130 six-speed manuals, which have a 1.5tonne payload, returning 38.2mpg and emissions of 195g/km on the combined cycle.
The vans will cover around 90,000 miles over the four-year plan.
Furmanite offer maintenance and repair services, employing more than 300 people across the UK.