Truckman has appointed Steve Hill as workshop team leader of its LCV Conversion Division as it reports increased demand for its bespoke van and pick-up truck conversions.
Hill originally joined the UK vehicle accessory manufacturer and distributor in 2011 as a fitting apprentice and has since progressed through a number of roles before taking the new position.
The new role will see him oversee the continued growth of a division which has, Truckman reports experienced increased demand in recent months from sectors including construction, utilities, security, agriculture, NGOs and independent tradespeople.
Truckman entered the sector following an UK distribution agreement with German racking and storage system manufacturer Aluca, which has expanded into a comprehensive project management service to support bespoke design and fitting programmes.
The firm now has a dedicated area for vehicle conversions, alongside its pick-up truck hardtop fitting bays, and provides a range of conversion solutions, in addition to its range of storage racking, with options such as electrical charging systems, speed limiters, additional vehicle security and vehicle graphics.
Truckman has also experienced a demand for the installation of hand wash and sanitiser stations within vehicles, enabling businesses to provide Covid-secure hygiene measures for their operatives.
Mike Wheeler, executive chairman of Truckman, said: “Our conversion division is part of the continued expansion of Truckman to provide a comprehensive and complementary range of services for SME business and fleet customers. The interest in our bespoke capabilities since we secured our agreement with Aluca has been very positive and enabled us to add additional services and solutions to our conversion offering.”
He added: “I am delighted that Steve has taken on this role. He is a great example of the benefits of apprenticeships because, not only was he gaining skills and qualifications during his training, he was gaining first-hand experience of our business, developing a passion for what we do and setting him up perfectly for a career with Truckman. He has since built on that experience to take on new opportunities including this role in one of the growing areas of our business.”