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New Citroën vans to help secure social housing

30 October 2014 #CV Sector #News #Sales #Van

News from Citroën: Following the recent delivery of 42 Nemo, Berlingo, Dispatch and Relay vans, Fortis Property Care (FPC) now operates almost 150 Citroën LCVs as it works to keep roofs over the heads of social housing residents across Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

FPC, formerly Festival Property Care, started operating Citroën LCVs in 2001. A further order for 15 Relay vans is to be delivered in the near future.

FPC is the property repair arm of Worcestershire based Fortis Living, a new housing group created by the merger of Festival Housing and Worcester Community Housing. Based at FPC depots in Malvern, Worcester, Droitwich, Pershore and Leominster, the vans are used by FPC’s skilled tradespeople, including plumbers, electricians, carpenters, gas engineers and other associated building trades.

Most of these new Citroën vans are contract hired on four-year full repair and maintenance agreements. The new Citroëns, all finished in Pacific Blue, are being supplied by Warners Motor Group, Cheltenham.

Ian Smith, Fortis Property Care’s Operations Support Manager, said, “Our tradespeople are normally on the move and require reliable vehicles. Since we stated operating Citroën vans in 2001, we have found these vehicles to deliver reliability and low cost of operation, which is vital for our business. Our maintenance staff work tirelessly to ensure that the housing we provide is always fit for purpose and remains a safe haven for residents. We have a long relationship with Citroën and remain a satisfied user of their vehicles.”

Fortis Property Care undertakes a wide range of repair and improvement activities across the region. It has an annual turnover of £20m, a workforce of over 200 tradespeople and a team of office-based support staff. FPC maintains properties for Festival Housing, Worcester Community Housing, Rooftop Housing and Marches Housing Association.

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