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Code Blue chooses Renault Trucks Master for ambulance conversions

Code Blue Specialist Vehicles has taken delivery of five new Renault Trucks Master vans, which will be converted into ambulances for Ambulance Transfers.

The bespoke vehicle converter chose the van for its dimensions, payload, durability and reduced downtime.

Chris Manfield, managing director of Code Blue SV, said: “The Renault Trucks Master is the go-to choice for private ambulance services in the UK; the dimensions make the vehicle particularly good as a base for ambulances, both emergency and non-emergency. As well as being the correct size, the Master offers a decent post conversion payload of 750Kg and its price versus durability is exceptional. The aftersales support from Renault Trucks is extremely good too, which prevents unnecessary down time for our customers.”

The new Masters, equipped with 130PS engine, with long wheelbase and H2 roof, have been converted into ambulances by Code Blue SV and will work all over the UK for Ambulance Transfers Ltd, either transporting patients to and from hospital for routine appointments, moving high dependency patients between hospitals, or attending emergencies.

Code Blue SV was formed in 2015 when Chris Manfield realised there was a gap in the market for high quality emergency vehicles and patient handling equipment at affordable prices.

“After many years in the industry, it became apparent that no two customers had the same requirements, and it was time that all private ambulance companies had the option to purchase bespoke, one-of-a-kind vehicles as single unit orders, instead of this option being only available to customers with large vehicle fleets, and even larger budgets! Renault Trucks Master has been the perfect partner to make this ambition a reality,” Manfield said.

Converting in excess of 50 Master LM35s per year, the company also purchases Renault Trucks Master chassis cab variants to convert into modular box ambulances. 

Code Blue starts the conversion process after finalising the internal designs and specifications with its customers.

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