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Sevenoaks Council seal Ford Transit Connect fleet deal

By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 16:00

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EXPAND: Sevenoaks extend Ford relationship

Sevenoaks District Council are extending their relationship with Ford after taking delivery of the all-new Transit Connect.

One of the first fleets to bag the new International Van of the Year, the Kent council are rolling the vehicle out to replace their previous-generation Transit Connect, which had provided service for ten years.

Sevenoaks’ annual vehicle replacement programme of more than 25 Fords allows them to streamline their fleet to ensure the chosen vehicles meet specific needs and requirements.

The council claim they look for vehicles which are operationally effective, fuel efficient and with minimum vehicle emissions.

“We are very pleased with the first of the new Ford Transit Connect vans.”

Ian Finch, Sevenoaks

Ian Finch, Head of Direct Services at Sevenoaks District Council, said: “We are very pleased with the first of the new Ford Transit Connect vans.

“It is used daily to courier documents and goods around and beyond the district.

“We expect this new Ford will be equally reliable as well as helping to further reduce the council’s total fleet emissions and fuel usage.”

Haynes Ford – one of the UK’s oldest-established Ford dealers – supplied the new Transit Connect.

Peter Freeman, Fleet and Municipal Consultant at Haynes Ford, said: “I sold the first Ford Transit van in the south-east in the 1960s, so it is very pleasing to have taken this order for one of the first of the new Transit Connects almost 50years on, particularly as the customer is Sevenoaks District Council.”

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