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Isuzu commits to keeping Britain working during pandemic

Isuzu has made major commitments, including keeping the majority of its dealer workshops open and repairing pickups and vans of any make/model, in a move to bring vital support for key workers and essential services in the UK.

Isuzu has also committed to repair any make of pick-up or van where the normal garage is closed

Whilst all sales showrooms are currently closed, the firm said many of its customers form part of the ‘key worker’ group; from farmers to utility companies and telecoms firms as well as tradespeople.

To bring essential support to its customers, Isuzu’s four key commitments, which apply throughout the duration of the lock-down, include ensuring that Isuzu D-Max pickups are maintained and repaired when required and to provide a continued supply of pickups to those services and people where mobility is essential.

Isuzu is also loaning its fleet or demonstrator vehicles, free of charge, to those businesses and services that need to get food and medicine to people who are most in need and are hardest to reach.

Isuzu has also committed to repair any make of pick-up or van where the normal garage is closed. Where capacity allows, their dealers will do everything they can to get drivers back on the road.

In a letter to customers, managing director William Brown said: “We do not take our responsibility lightly and we are committed to doing our bit, however small. Clearly, we must adhere to government guidelines and prioritise above all else the safety of our staff, so do bear with us if there are delays in getting back to you.

“Let me take this opportunity on behalf of all at Isuzu UK, to thank you for your invaluable commitment. Thanks in no small part to your professionalism, I’m positive we will get through this stronger and more united than ever. Keep safe.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has nearly 20 years of fleet journalism experience, 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.

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