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Sharp spike in van demand from cleaning firms, couriers and pharmacies

Demand for vans has risen sharply from cleaning companies, delivery businesses and pharmacies in the UK, which are being inundated with additional work as the coronavirus crisis worsens.

Low Cost Vans says from certain sectors, the number of inquiries it’s getting has doubled or even tripled

Commercial vehicle specialist Low Cost Vans say it’s seen a sharp spike in demand from these sectors, as companies struggle to meet the needs of customers.

Rod Lloyd, managing director of Low Cost Vans, said: “These are unprecedented times for the UK economy but the fact is that many businesses have to keep moving. From certain sectors, the number of inquiries we are getting has doubled or even tripled. Cleaning companies, couriers and pharmacies are inundated with additional work.

“Speaking to these customers, they are telling us that their main objective is helping the UK through some tough months ahead. But they are often struggling to get supplies and personnel in the right places at the right times to make a difference. For many of them, we have been able to get extra vehicles in place quickly and efficiently, which will also hopefully make a positive difference.

“We have also introduced a number of measures to help businesses of any description through these challenging times including additional discounts on certain vehicles, waiving admin fees associated with finance deals and always aiming to work towards offering achieving similar monthly payments as currently being paid by customers acquiring a similar vehicle. We have plenty of stock available across all vehicle types and will help customers in any way we can.”

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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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