July 21, 2019

Citroën wins replacement order for McCormick UK fleet

A total of 166 new Citroën Berlingo and Dispatch Crew Vans have replaced an earlier fleet of Citroën vans on the McCormick UK national fleet.

This latest order includes an upgrade to the Teletrac Navman Smartnav and stolen vehicle tracking systems on all of the newly acquired vehicles.

McCormick (UK) Ltd is the company behind many well known consumer and foodservice brands. The UK business has ordered a fleet of 156 new Citroën Berlingo Crew Vans and 10 Citroën Dispatch Crew Vans, which replaces an earlier fleet of Citroën Berlingo Crew Vans that was delivered in 2013.

The Berlingo BlueHDi 100 L2 725 X and Dispatch BlueHDi 120 XL Crew Vans will be used by McCormick’s nationwide team of retail sales and support merchandisers in the UK.

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.”

The vans have been sourced through Robins & Day Citroën, London West. All the vehicles are on three-year full maintenance contracts, including tyres, via Alphabet.

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.”