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Vauxhall vans provide ‘perfect fit’ for Tai Tarian

South Wales-based housing association, Tai Tarian has ordered 69 new Vauxhall vans to help manage its 9,000-plus properties.

(L-R) Alistair Murray, fleet sales manager, Vauxhall and Mair Jones, transport manager, Tai Tarian
(L-R) Alistair Murray, fleet sales manager, Vauxhall and Mair Jones, transport manager, Tai Tarian

Comprising Combo, Movano and Vivaro vans, the vans will support various property management and maintenance projects.

Vauxhall was awarded the contract to supply Tai Tarian following a tender process conducted by TPPL (The Procurement Partnership Ltd), through the Hertfordshire County Council Contract Hire Framework Agreement, which is managed and administered by TPPL and available to TPPL’s customers within the public sector.

“With our previous ageing fleet of light commercial vehicles we were keen to source a fleet of reliable, aesthetically pleasing, fuel-efficient vehicles that could help us continue to improve our carbon footprint,” said Mair Jones, fleet manager at Tai Tarian. “We believe that Vauxhall are the perfect fit for us taking these aims into consideration. The vehicles look great with their conversions and new livery design, they will serve to improve our visibility and reputation in the community in which we work.”

The Vivaro order included a mixture of panel van and double cab body styles, and saw Tai Tarian specify its Vivaros with bespoke racking.

The deal also included Movano panel vans, chassis cabs and crew cabs while the Combo choices feature panel vans and crew vans.

The tender process also involved the award of a leasing provider appointed to the Framework, which was awarded to Sinclair Finance and Leasing, an independently owned leasing company that’s based near to Tai Tarian.

“Sinclair Finance & Leasing are proud to have the opportunity to provide fleet services to Tai Tarian for the funding and ongoing maintenance of their fleet of commercial vehicles,” said Thomas Jenkins from Sinclair Finance & Leasing. “We continue to work closely with Vauxhalls Fleet Team to ensure that the vehicles chosen are suitable for the job needs of the employees at Tai Tarian and we are confident that this working partnership will be of great benefit to the client.”

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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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