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Allianz Worldwide Partners deploys 80-plus Transit Custom fleet

Allianz Worldwide Partners UK has expanded its fleet of multi-brand roadside assistance vehicles with the addition of more than 80 new Ford Transit Custom vehicles.

The Transit Custom's 3.4T chassis gives the fleet greater capacity, combined with increased internal space.
The Transit Custom’s 3.4T chassis gives the fleet greater capacity, combined with increased internal space.

The vans bring increased capacity and internal working space for the technicians thanks to their 3.4T chassis. This means that the vehicles can be equipped with a greater quantity of manufacturer parts, increasing the number of ‘first-time repairs’ carried out by vehicle technicians.

In addition, a special area has been designed for the storage of up to four spare wheels, an improvement that specifically addresses the move by manufacturers to provide a tyre repair kit instead of a temporary replacement tyre.

Furthermore, the battery drawer has been redesigned and wider drawers provide more tool storage, as well as integrating work top capacity for greater convenience.  The added benefit of improved lighting will support technicians better when working in the hours of darkness.

Tony Hodges, technical operations manager for Allianz Worldwide Partners UK, said: “With more room for tools and storage, as well as vital workspace and a dedicated area for spare wheels, our technicians are better equipped than ever. This fleet investment is part of our commitment to ensuring we deliver the right support at the roadside, meeting the changing demands of motorists and in turn, building customer loyalty for manufacturers.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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