British Gas has become one of the first big fleet customers for the new fourth generation Caddy van.
The firm, which is the UK’s largest domestic energy supplier, will take delivery of 8,000 new Caddy vans over the next three years, as part of a fleet replacement programme. The first 1,000 vans will be supplied this year.
The new three year deal was awarded to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles thanks to the quality of vehicles and aftersales support already received by British Gas, which currently runs 8,500 Caddy models. With a sizeable, well-used fleet, whole life costs were essential to securing the new contract.
Converted to British Gas specification by Bri-stor, the fleet will be supported in the long term by Volkswagen’s extensive aftersales program. Engineers will be able to access any of the 71 Volkswagen Van Centres across the country for regular servicing to help reduce vehicle downtime, and ensure the business continues to run smoothly.
Colin Marriott, Fleet Manager at British Gas, commented:
“In order to provide a fantastic service to our customers, we depend on our fleet to travel the length and breadth of the country. It was the reliability of Volkswagen’s engineering and aftercare support that was once again a key factor when it came to renewing the fleet, and we look forward to taking delivery of the vehicles.”