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SMS deploys 170 vans for engineer fleet

Utility metering specialist SMS Plc has taken delivery of more than 170 Peugeot Boxer, Expert and Partner vans, which will be run by its engineers for installation work nationwide.

The Peugeot fleet is to be used for installation work nationwide

The deal includes 140 Experts, kitted out with appropriate racking, shelving and equipment to carry ‘smart’ gas and electricity meters and related equipment for the SMS team of Dual Fuel meter installation engineers. The remainder comprises Partner and Boxer vans, which join the SMS Industrial and Commercial fleet engineers to attend sites across the country. The PEUGEOT fleet will carry the necessary tools, testing and safety equipment, along with the meters and consumable items.

The vehicles have all been supplied through Peugeot Dealer Robins and Day Sheffield North and fitted out by local conversion specialists.

The vans were chosen for their layout and practicality as well as their low CO2; emissions start from 137g/km for Expert Standard models – said to be the lowest in class. Similarly, Partner with CO2 emissions as low as 109g/km also offers the lowest CO2 emissions in its class.

“The SMS engineers have a demanding job to do and they need a reliable and flexible van fleet to help them do it,” said Groupe PSA UK fleet director Martin Gurney, “With our supplying Dealer Robins and Day Sheffield North and our conversion partners, we have been able to help SMS reduce their carbon footprint through their new Peugeot van fleet, which provides a mix of vehicles that will help them carry out their specialised work and to meet the government target of offering smart meters to all 26 million UK homes by 2020.”

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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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