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Independent dealer helps Wring Group avoid van lead times

Wring Group

Demolition firm Wring Group has acquired 10 new vans at short notice, using independent dealer Van Sales UK.

The Bristol-based operator needed 10 small vans urgently, to replace ageing vehicles that were becoming uneconomical to keep on the road.

Van Sales UK was able to source and supply a fleet of Citroen Berlingos in less than three weeks.

Wring Group director Dean Wring said: “Some of the vans we had been using were reaching an age where they were giving us problems, so we needed replacements and could not afford to wait a long time to get them in. I spoke to several suppliers, including manufacturers’ franchised dealers, but none could provide what I needed anywhere near as quickly as Van Sales UK.”

The business runs a fleet of 45 vans and uses its smaller vehicles as day-to-day workhorses. They’re used by plant machinery operators and supervisors to get to and from sites, and for a host of other requirements.

Its new Berlingo models use 1.5-litre BlueHDI diesel engines and are equipped with air-conditioning, Bluetooth, rear parking sensors, cruise control and touch screen displays. Each has a third passenger seat and a protective bulkhead with load hatch for carrying long items.

Van Sales UK, a division of parent company Vanaways, is an internet-based business. It supplies an average of 250 vans per month to customers across Britain.

Director Chris Jakeways said: ““We can source any vehicle a customer wants, but for many people these days the brand of their new van is not a primary concern – especially as, under the skin, in some cases two or even three models from different manufacturers can be nearly identical.

“What’s more important is to make the process of getting that new van on the road as painless as possible. That’s where we score, by cutting the number of steps a vehicle takes between rolling off the production line and arriving at the customer’s premises, and by slashing time-consuming paperwork.”


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