• UK’s largest flooring contractor extends partnership with Volkswagen
  • Five Crafter LWB panel vans and five Caddy panel vans now ordered
  • Vans will be used by the firm’s customer services team
  • Load capacity and reliability key to securing the new contract

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has extended its partnership with the UK’s largest flooring contractor, Designer Contracts, with the addition of 10 Volkswagen vans. The vehicles, which are a mix of LWB Crafter and Caddy panel vans, form part of the company’s fleet replacement programme and will be used by members of the customer services team across the UK.

A growing company, Designer Contracts is the UK’s largest flooring contractor, supplying and installing flooring nationally through its network of 12 regional centres across both private and public sectors. While the firm has built a reputation within floor coverings, the company also supplies curtain and blinds, furniture and lighting as well as offering design services.

Designer Contracts relies on its fleet to maintain the company’s demanding nationwide delivery schedule. The new vehicles will be used for delivering products to customers and therefore the load size was a key factor. The LWB Crafter’s huge 4.7m3 load space offers Designer Contracts the ability to carry long lengths of flooring while still offering a comfortable driving experience. Reliability was also a key factor and both the Caddy and Crafter offer proven dependability as well as three year warranties to give business owners long term peace-of-mind in their purchases.

The new vehicles have been supplied through Volkswagen’s Fleet Service Group directly from the JCT Van Centre in Sheffield. Designer Contracts continues to take advantage of the extensive Van Centre network to support its fleet, enabling each region to maintain their vehicles locally and reduce costly downtime.

Graham Kempton, Logistics Director at Designer Contracts, commented: “To us, having the right vehicles that can carry the large lengths of flooring safely and reliably is crucial. Our regional teams have very demanding delivery schedules and any delay can have a serious knock-on effect on our business.

“Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles not only offers the vehicles that meet our needs but also provides comprehensive aftersales support that helps us to ensure that our vehicles remain on the road and any vehicle downtime is kept to a minimum.”

For more information on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ award-winning range of products and services visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.