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CoolKit earns place on Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier scheme

Ford has appointed CoolKit as an approved supplier for its recently launched Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) scheme.

CoolKit staff members with Ford QVM certificate
(L-R) CoolKit’s head of operations Steve Wilkinson and sales director Cameron Javed.

Brought over from the US after some 30 years in operation, the scheme ensures the quality of converted vehicles meets high standards in manufacture and quality control. Crucially, the scheme means all QVM converters must provide a warranty for the work that matches Ford’s own in terms of mileage and duration.

The scheme also requires converters to have an annual facility inspection and review, conform with all Ford industry guidelines for vehicle conversions and comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

The programme also requires CoolKit to follow the seven quality management principles in ISO9001 and the Burnley-based company achieved a 100% success rate in the assessment.

Nicola James, LCV product marketing manager at Ford of Britain, said: “Ford are delighted that CoolKit have joined the Qualified Vehicle Modifier Programme. Convertors who join the programme have to meet the highest standards in manufacture and quality control, assessed by Ford.

“We are looking forward to working with CoolKit to offer an even wider choice of vehicles to meet customers individual business needs.”

Other suppliers on the QVM scheme include racking and storage system specialist Bri-Stor.

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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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