Ford has been selected by a Harlow Council organisation to provide 70 vans. The manufacturer accounts for more than 99% of the vehicles in its fleet.
A property and maintenance organisation set up by Harlow Council called HTS (Property and Environment) has selected a combination of Transits in conjunction with The Procurement Partnership (TPPL).
The larger Transit, which includes two chassis cabs with tipper bodies, and Transit Custom models are fitted with Ford’s new EcoBlue 2.0-litre diesel engine. The Transit Connect and Transit Courier vehicles are both fitted with a 1.5-litre diesel engine and both meet Euro 6 emission standards.
Ford of Britain fleet director, Owen Gregory, said: “HTS demands much from its fleet in terms of versatility and reliability and the diversity of the Ford Transit range can offer both. We work incredibly hard to provide the best fleet support systems to our customers and we are thrilled that this has been recognised by Harlow Council.”
Among the reasons for choosing Ford, HTS (Property & Environment) and Harlow Council praised the five year warranty and the extensive support from Ford Transit Centres and service points, the nearest being only a mile from the depot.
HTS (Property and Environment) managing director, John Phillips, said: “Reliability is essential when choosing our fleet vehicles as they are essential in carrying out the vital work we do around Harlow. Ford’s fleet service to Harlow Council over the past 25 years has been first class, so we are looking forward to continuing this successful partnership.”