Citroën UK has taken an order for 60 new Relay panel vans in Enterprise trim from mobile barber business TRIM-IT, star of the Channel 4 show The Money Maker.
TRIM-IT, which already has Citroën Relays on its fleet, is expecting to take delivery of the vehicles from the start of 2022. Following on from this, a further 160 Relay panel vans are planned for delivery before the end of 2022.
TRIM-IT, a mobile barber business founded by Darren Tenkorang, featured on the Channel 4 show earlier this year. Originally running just seven vans – but with a TRIM-IT app with over 17,000 followers – the new fleet of Citroën Relay vans will be put to good use as the business grows.
To help with the day-to-day running of its business, TRIM-IT went for the popular Enterprise specification. The Relay Enterprise panel van’s equipment listing includes: air conditioning, cruise control with programmable speed limiter, rear parking sensors, alarm, Touchscreen Audio Pack with DAB radio and an MP3 player plus steering mounted controls, 5-inch colour touchscreen, integrated satellite navigation, Bluetooth® hands free functionality and a USB socket. This is in addition to the standard Relay specification, which includes a full steel bulkhead, electric front windows, tinted glass, heated twin lens door mirrors, height adjustable steering wheel and electronic stability control.
TRIM-IT opted for the 4,035mm long L3 version with the 2,522mm height H2. This configuration will allow the fitment of their barber shop interior, complete with tiled floor, white walls and a mirrored ceiling. TRIM-IT says the additional height of the H2 version will allow their barbers to work freely without the risk of hitting the head on the roof of the van.
Liam Scriven, chief operations officer at TRIM-IT, said: “The Citroën Relay is a great product, with the perfect shape to be converted for our mobile barbershops. It provides a massive loading area and a comfortable cab with all the latest tech to make sure our barbers have the best. We’re looking forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship with Citroën and to continue using their products.”