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Citroen vans impress Vela Group

  • 25 February 2013
  • By George Barrow

Housing provider Vela Group is to refresh its 200-strong vehicle fleet with 129 Citroën vans. The Disptach, Relay and Nemo vans will be used to provide customer services across Stockon-on-Tees and Hartlepool for the 17,000 properties managed by Vela Group.

Eight Citroën Relay 35 L3H2 vans, 123 Citroën Dispatch L2 1200s and a Nemo 1.3 HDi 660 LX will all go into service across the Tees Valley. Each of the vans has been specified with passenger airbags, full steel bulkheads, reversing warning systems and parking sensors, and will be internally lined with plywood to protect the loadspace. The have also all been equipped with Teletrac satellite tracking.

Eighty of the vehicles have also been fitted with roof bars or tilt and slide ladder racks, while half have been purchased through Citroën Contract Motoring on either a three or four year contract hire agreement. The remaining vehicles being purchased outright.

Mike Kay, group director of property services at Vela, said: “We went through a rigorous selection and procurement process, which included user groups made up of trades operatives, managers and supervisors to evaluate the options offered by the leading vehicle manufacturers. The decision to go with Citroën was based on a comprehensive assessment of suitability, vehicle data, ergonomics and cost.”

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Article source: http://www.commercialmotor.com:80/latest-news/citroen-vans-impress-vela-group