Platform Service and Repair (PSR) has taken delivery of 23 Vauxhall Vivaros for its technicians, who provide nationwide support to plant hire companies with access platform fleets.
The vans are all long wheelbase Vivaro Sportive CDTi 120 bi-turbo models with LED running lights, colour coded bumpers and wing mirrors and reversing sensors. Specified for driver comfort, they have cruise control, sports seats, Bluetooth and air conditioning. The vans are fully racked out to the engineers’ specifications and the centre front seat folds flat to act like a desk, providing a mobile office space.
Kevin Shadbolt, operations director of IAPS Group, which owns PSR, said: “Our mobile service engineers spend a considerable part of their working lives in their vans so it was important to us to make them comfortable.
“The Sportive drives like a car and the cab has all the modern creature comforts that our drivers wanted. The fuel consumption is also markedly better, which is important when your fleet does well over half a million miles a year. Also this higher specification model has a higher residual value, which benefits us on leasing costs.”
The company has been based in Shropshire since 2001, where it has grown from four employees to more than 100, with over 60 located at its headquarters in Hortonwood.
Greenhous Vauxhall, based in Telford, Shropshire is leasing the vans and racking to PSR as a complete package. They replace a mixed fleet of Vauxhall and Mercedes LCVs.
Jon Turner, sales executive for Greenhous Vauxhall, said: “Kevin bought his first service van from Greenhous back in 2001 when his business was just starting out. We have worked together ever since and I am delighted to be supplying him with 23 vans this time around.”