March 25, 2019

Peugeot supplies 170 vans to utility metering installation firm SMS plc

Utility metering specialist SMS plc has taken delivery of over 170 Peugeot Boxer, Expert and Partner vans, which will be used by the company’s engineers.

The deal includes 140 Experts, which have been fitted with appropriate racking, shelving and equipment to carry “smart” gas and electricity meters and related equipment.

SMS plc says the new vans have helped to make a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of its vehicle fleet. Reporting emissions of 137g/km for Expert Standard models and 109g/km for the Partner, Peugeot says the two vans offer the lowest CO2 emissions in their respective classes.

The order includes five Boxer panel vans which will be used by engineers involved in installing larger gas meters at industrial and commercial premises. The conversion work carried out for these vehicles includes racking, along with a work bench, inverter and hand cleaning equipment. All large industrial meters are strapped to the floor with a rail track type system and have quick release binding straps.

“The SMS engineers have a demanding job to do and they need a reliable and flexible van fleet to help them do it”, says Groupe PSA UK fleet director Martin Gurney, “With our supplying Dealer Robins and Day Sheffield North and our conversion partners, we have been able to help SMS reduce their carbon footprint through their new Peugeot van fleet, which provides a mix of vehicles that will help them carry out their specialised work and to meet the government target of offering smart meters to all 26 million UK homes by 2020.”