Wakefield and District Housing in 360-strong Volkswagen van order
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 15:55
ORDER: 360 VW vans for housing association
Wakefield and District Housing have ordered 360 all-new Volkswagen commercial vehicles.
The bumper order comprises a mix of Caddy, Transporter and Crafter vans, with the deal also including Engineered-to-Go Crafter Dropsides.
Volkswagen’s first supply of 119 vehicles will be introduced between June and September, and go towards servicing 31,000 properties.
A further 126 vehicles are due to arrive between September and December.
All vehicles will be used by the housing association’s property maintenance teams, which consist of a full mix of trades including builders, plumbers, electricians and ground staff.
“The flexibility of the Volkswagen model range has allowed us to customise the vehicles to meet our exact needs.”
Rick Young, WDH
Rick Young, Fleet Manager at WDH, said: “The flexibility of the Volkswagen model range has allowed us to customise the vehicles to meet our exact needs.
“Working closely with the fleet team at Volkswagen has meant that we have been able to identify the exact models we required along with the specific extras each vehicle needed.
“The whole process is running smoothly and the first batch of vehicles is eagerly awaited by all at WDH.”
Alastair Hemmings, National Fleet Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK, added: “WDH’s decision to work with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to fulfil its vehicle replacement programme has allowed us to demonstrate the flexibility of our entire range.
“The combination of our broad model range and our dedicated fleet support team has helped us to deliver a fleet solution that meets the needs of WDH now and into the future.”