Clarks Vehicle Conversions has launched a new welfare vehicle based on the Volkswagen Crafter, to support mobile workforces.
The Doncaster-based conversions business joined Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Converter Recognition Scheme earlier this year. The new model is its first welfare vehicle based on the Crafter.
It is designed to be used by mobile workforces, such as motorway maintenance crews, and offers self-contained facilities to support workers while on the road.
Nick Axtell, specialist sales manager for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We are delighted that the first welfare Crafter is now available from Clarks Vehicle Conversions. At Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, we are committed to providing the best bespoke and off-the-shelf conversions and with our Converter Recognition Scheme, we are able to work with our customers and cater to their bespoke needs.”
The seven-seat welfare vehicle features a cassette toilet with a modesty screen, a 2kW diesel heater, a 700w boiler, a microwave, double-tap hand wash in front and rear, and an optional eco solar pack.
It has achieved N1 type approval allowing it to benefit from commercial vehicle excise duty. This adds a saving of £1,970 compared to equivalent M1 vehicles in the first year.
As part of its Converter Recognition Scheme, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles completes a rigorous certification process to ensure all recognised converters meet the stringent quality and technical criteria required to offer customers class-leading conversions.
All conversions completed by any of the recognised converter partners are fully covered by a warranty that matches the term of the base vehicle warranty, while customers liaise with a single point of contact at their Van Centre for all servicing and aftersales support for a seamless ownership experience.
David Chilvers, head of sales at Clarks Vehicle Conversions, added: “It has been great working with the VW team and becoming a preferred convertor. Our team at Clarks Vehicle Conversions have worked tirelessly to develop the welfare VW Crafter and we're pleased to now offer it to customers across the UK. We’re delighted to have also achieved N1 type approval meaning a huge saving for customers.”