Ford has announced further expansion of its Qualified Vehicle Modifier programme at this year’s CV Show, bringing the total number of approved vehicle converters to 15.
To achieve QVM status, converters must meet Ford standards for manufacture and quality control and are regularly assessed. They also must prove they have followed Ford’s Body and Equipment Mounting Manual, quality control processes and offer a warranty for the conversion that is in line with Ford’s own warranty terms.
Amongst the newly-approved converters are CoolKit, the fridge, freezer and chiller van converters, and Cartwright Conversions, who produce welfare vehicles designed to care of workforces on the move. At the CV Show Hans Schep, General Manager for Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe, formally handed over QVM accreditation to Wellhouse Leisure, designed of luxurious campervans based on the Ford Transit Custom.
Andy Barratt, Chairman and MD, Ford of Britain, said, “Businesses rely on the ability and durability of the Transit to earn a living, and as manufacturers of the UK’s best-selling commercial vehicle we are sure that this diverse modification offering, fully approved by Ford, will help to develop and enhance the range even further.”