May 22, 2018

Riding on air

VB-Airsuspension has carved a reputation for itself in the ambulance sector. Now it’s turning its focus to van operators. Simon Tooth reports.

Investing to meet needs of van users

It is often said that a salesperson sells a first van, while the service department sells the second. Keen to emphasise the expertise on offer within both their workshops and their showrooms, the majority of van manufacturers have developed networks of specialist van or business centres, as part of the larger dealer network. Dan Gilkes […]

Embracing change helps keep fleet on the move

Danny Alborough knows more than most about the logistics of running a fleet within the M25. As the deputy facilities manager for the Gratte Brothers group, he is responsible for 200 vehicles, the majority of which operate largely in the capital. The group has six companies, fitting and servicing installations from security systems to air-conditioning […]

Chassis builder goes lower and lighter

One of the biggest builders of bespoke chassis for the UK leisure market is planning to increase its presence in the commercial vehicle sector. AL-KO Kober, based in Southam, Warwickshire, supplies chassis for some of the leading manufacturers of motorhomes and caravans in the UK, including Swift and Bailey. The leisure market currently accounts for […]

Power Player

Utility giant E.ON has car and commercial fleets numbering several thousands and a real incentive to drive forward the use of electric vehicles. Simon Tooth reports.

Helping to create the shape of things to come

                          Travis Perkins is a leading company in the builders’ merchant and home improvement markets, and is a main supplier to the building and construction market. It also owns a raft of household brands including Wickes, City Plumbing and Tile Giant. Transport is […]