Vaillant select 110-strong Ford Transit Custom fleet
By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 15:00
CHOSEN: Vaillant bag 110 Ford Transit Customs
Vaillant are replacing their 230-strong fleet of Ford Transit vans with the new Transit Custom.
The Derbyshire-based heating technology manufacturers will take delivery of 110 vans this year for their after-sales service engineers to use as a mobile workspace.
Keith Mathers, Service Director at Vaillant, said: “Our vans carry a large number of spares to enable them to maintain a very high first-call success rate.
“When we are called out, our goal is to fix any problem immediately, which we do in more than 95% of cases.
“The Transit is ideal for this role because of its high load capacity, and we know it to be exceptionally reliable in service.”
Mr Mathers added the Transit Custom’s safety features and high specification levels were key purchase factors.
“Vaillant prides itself on offering a quality service, so it is vital to put our engineers in an environment which reflects our values,” he said.
“Our engineers spend all day in their vehicles, and their safety and comfort is paramount.
“If their vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, sun protection glass, parking sensors and central locking, then that also helps lower the stress of their daily working lives.
“In terms of ease or repair and use, as well as comfort, the Ford Transit Custom was our best option.”
Martin McDonald, Fleet Business Manager at Ford, added: “Vaillant is a long-standing Ford customer and is well aware of the Transit’s in-service benefits.
“The new Transit Custom is a perfect fit for the business, we are delighted to meet the company’s needs and look forward to many further years of collaboration.”