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Housing group deploys 100+ more vans on solus Citroën fleet

Platform Property Care has built on its long-standing partnership with Citroën, adding more than 100 vans to its existing solus fleet.

The 101 new vans join Platform Property Care’s existing 100% Citroën fleet

The new vans bring the total fleet to some 250 Citroëns, including 30 deployed last year, and will be used by Platform Property Care’s in-house trades teams, which are involved in the maintenance of some 45,000 homes.

The new additions to the line-up include four Berlingo Vans, 14 Dispatch vans, 82 Relay L2H3 models and one Relay L3H3; all chosen in ‘Enterprise’ specification to bring high levels of standard equipment to benefit drivers but also enhance RVs at end of contract. Standard features include air con, rear parking sensors, cruise control with variable speed limiter, an alarm, one-touch electric windows, electrically heated and folding door mirrors, front fog lights, colour touchscreen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

The fleet is financed by Venson Automotive Solutions and was tendered under The Procurement Partnership Ltd (TPPL), Hertfordshire County Council’s contract hire framework.

Dennis Evans, property care director at Platform Housing Group, said: “As a rapidly expanding maintenance company, our vehicle fleet demands are constantly changing. Citroën were able to deliver on our requirements and at the same time offer flexible, value for money solutions that suit our operatives and our budget.”

Martin Gurney, Groupe PSA UK’s fleet director, commented: “The Relay is an ideal vehicle for a customer like Platform Property Care, offering standing headroom and easy entry thanks to its low floor height. The standard safety equipment on all models helps fleets to ensure compliance with duty of care needs, while the comfort and convenience features in ‘Enterprise’ models will help to make drivers lives easier all year round.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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