Citroen has won an order to replace a 166-strong fleet of vans for food service brand McCormick.
Replacing a fleet of Citroen Berlingo Crew vans originally supplied in 2013, the new order is for 156 Berlingo Crew BlueHDi 100L2 725 X and 10 Dispatch BlueHDi 120 XL Crew vans, which will be fitted with upgraded Teletrac Navman Smartnav and stolen vehicle tracking system.
McCormick (UK) Ltd, behind well-known brands such as Schwartz, Thai Kitchen and Hammonds of Yorkshire, is a subsidiary of McCormick and Company, Inc., has ordered the vehicles on three-year full maintenance contracts through Alphabet, with the vehicles supplied by Robins & Day Citroen of west London.
Tracey Hoare, McCormick UK’s Regional Business Controller for the South, said: “The key benefits of the new fleet for us are enhanced safety, flexibility and efficiency for our Merchandising Team. It will also help them with dynamic journey planning. When the vehicles are fully loaded, there are no weight issues, no matter what the mix of products carried is. In addition, the Berlingos are equipped with a moveable bulkhead, which gives the safety and flexibility we require. Finally, the fact that the standard Berlingo is equipped with Teletrac Navman’s navigation and tracker system was very attractive to us from a safety point of view, and knowing where individuals are. The system also gives us the opportunity to look at how we manage our geographical coverage more effectively. Drivers are able to use the vehicles for personal use too.”
Simon Griffith, Corporate Sales Manager at PSA Group UK, said: “Repeat business is a genuine measure of customer satisfaction and it’s important to us that McCormick has chosen the Berlingo Crew Van again and added the Dispatch Crew Van to its national fleet as well.”