Vauxhall has supplied 38 vehicles to construction and property maintenance company Jeakins Weir in a deal that includes Movano, Vivaro and Combo models.
Made up of 21 Movano panel, seven Movano chassis, seven Vivaro panel and three Combo vans, the vans will help Jeakins Weir to serve over 5,000 properties that it maintains for the Victory Housing Trust across Norfolk.
The vehicles were supplied by Thurlow Nunn in Norwich, and funded by Vauxhall Leasing.
Of the seven Movano Chassis models, five have been converted to create double-height tippers, or “Greedyboards”. The conversion work was carried out by VFS Conversions in Eastleigh, Hampshire.
The approved Vauxhall conversion centre – among more conventional modifications – installed wash basins into 35 of the vehicles.
Neil Peverley of Jeakins Weir said: “While our main considerations throughout the tender focused on vehicle performance and total cost of ownership, it was also the servicing package that was stronger from Vauxhall than anyone else. We are in a fairly rural area and have a strong relationship with the Thurlow Nunn Vauxhall dealership, which will be crucial for us as we manage the vehicles.”
Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s national commercial vehicle and B2B manager, added: “It’s great that our range has proved to be flexible enough to suit the needs across Jeakins Weir’s Victory Housing operations. The conversions completed by VFS also show how Vauxhall vehicles can be adapted in a multitude of ways to suit almost any application.”