DPF Clean Team has joined the FTA’s Van Excellence programme, after meeting strict criteria for its work with van fleet operators.
The company offers a full DPF and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) cleaning service to van fleet operators, which can be significantly more cost effective than a full replacement.
The company states that the average price of a new DPF unit for MAN, Volvo and Iveco Trucks is up to £5,000, compared with the cost of cleaning a unit, which is £450.
Mark Cartwright, head of vans and LCVs, said: “All of our Recognised Partners are individually assessed before gaining recognised status to ensure they meet our criteria as a partner.
"What really struck us about DPF Clean Team was their knowledge, both in terms of technical understanding and industry awareness. We spoke to a number of their existing customers, and the feedback was incredibly positive; something we really value in a Recognised Partner.”
The Van Excellence Recognised Partner scheme encourages collaboration between automotive suppliers, such as DPF Clean Team, and the FTA, enhancing information flow and knowledge transfer on a number of key industry topics such as upcoming legislation which may affect the automotive sector.
Cameron Bryce, director of DPF Clean Team, which already works alongside a number of fleet operators across the UK including Leicestershire Metropolitan Police Force, Avis and Europcar, said: “Being a Recognised Partner of the Van Excellence scheme is a fantastic accolade, and testament to our knowledge and experience in fleet servicing.
"FTA is one of the automotive industry’s longest standing trade bodies and is a name that van fleet operators not only recognise but also trust. We are excited to be working closely with the FTA to further enhance operating standards within the van and fleet sector and with an emphasis on DPF units and catalytic converters.”