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Menzies Distribution has expanded its nationwide fleet with more than 100 new Volkswagen Crafters. Menzies Distribution takes delivery of new Volkswagen Crafter fleet

Menzies Distribution has expanded its nationwide fleet with more than 100 new Volkswagen Crafters.

The vans will be deployed by the logistics firm, completing retail, healthcare, and parcel deliveries across the UK.

The new fleet will be a mix of standard and long-wheelbase Crafters, all in Startline specification. The vehicles were chosen for their lowest-in-class aerodynamic drag, largest load compartment height of up to 2.196m, and largest side loading and opening width of 1.311m. Menzies says it will also take advantage of the Crafter’s driver assistance and safety systems, such as autonomous emergency braking. Both variants ordered by Menzies are powered by 2.0TDI 140PS engines with emissions at Euro 6d-TEMP-EVAP-ISC level.

Adam Purshall, fleet & procurement director from Menzies Distribution, said: “We’re delighted to expand our Crafter fleet, having been impressed with their reliability and aftersales from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles since we started our partnership in 2019. In addition to the expansion of our dedicated electric fleet, which we aim to roll out far ahead of any regulatory deadlines, it’s imperative that we upgrade our traditional fleet with the very best in class. Final mile and urban deliveries continue to be an important part of the work Menzies Distribution undertakes and we are pleased to be able to operate in any part of the country with a full Euro 6 fleet.”