Ford Transit Custom Chosen by Vaillant Group UK


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BRENTWOOD, Essex--May 28, 2014: The UK’s leading heating technology manufacturer Vaillant is replacing its 230-strong fleet of Transit vans with the new Ford Transit Custom.

The company, based in Belper, Derbyshire, will take delivery of 110 vans this year for Vaillant’s after-sales service engineers to use as a mobile workspace and for component storage.

“Our vans carry a large number of spares to enable them to maintain a very high first-call success rate,” said Keith Mathers, Vaillant group service director. “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 Transit Custom’s excellent 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. 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.”

The Transit Custom is one of the most-decorated models in the Ford commercial vehicles range, having collected 15 awards in the last 12 months including International Van of the Year 2013, Auto Express Van of the Year, VansA2Z Small Panel Van 2014, What Van? Van of the Year 2014 and Fleet World Van Manufacturer of the Year.

Available in a wide variety of payload configurations and with an advanced and economical 2.2 litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, the Transit Custom boasts six speed manual transmission as standard. There are three power levels from which to choose: 100PS/310Nm, 125PS/350Nm and 155PS/385Nm.

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.”

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