Vaillant orders new fleet of Ford Transit Custom vans
28 May 2014
Keith Mathers with the Ford Transit Custom
Heating technology manufacturer Vaillant has ordered Ford Transit Custom vans to replace its existing fleet of 230 Ford Transits.
The Derbyshire-based firm will take its first delivery of 110 vehicles this year, which will be used by its sales service engineers as a mobile workspace and will also be used for component storage.
Keith Mathers, Vaillant group service director, 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 per cent 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."
Keith added that the van's safety features and high specification levels were central to purchase factors.
The Transit Custom has performed strongly over the past twelve months in collecting a tally of 15 accolades including being named international van of the year. Powered by a 2.2 Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, it has six-speed manual transmission as standard.
Ford Fleet business manager, Martin McDonald, 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."