Owens Group, the transport and warehousing company, has taken delivery of 50 new Renault Trafic panel vans as part of a £750,000 contract with commercial dealer specialist David Spear.
The vans have been delivered to Owens Group’s two depots in Newport and Droitwich.
The stock delivered to Newport will soon be working out of Owens Group’s new Avonmouth site in Bristol, which is due to open this week. The group also has further plans to open five more new sites during 2018.
Andy Williams, group fleet manager at Owens Group, said: “With an original brief to source between 20 and 30 second-hand, medium sized vans with low mileage, we at first found our search a little difficult.
“We visited several local dealers all of which struggled to source the quantity and quality of vans we were looking for within the delivery window.”
Williams said David Spear was able to find pre-registered 17 plate Renault Trafic medium vans, meaning what was initially a 20 to 30 van requirement changed to 50 vans as Owens Group decided to take advantage of the availability.
Owens Group has been delivering across the UK since 1972. It currently delivers up to 30,000 parcels per week, and is projected to deliver up to 130,000 a week in the run up to Christmas.