M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions is a part of M Group Services, an industry-leading infrastructure services business delivering a range of essential services to the water, energy, transport and telecommunication sectors in the UK and Ireland.
MGSPFS supports all M Group Services operating businesses with plant, equipment, and vehicle fleet needs. The 40-strong fleet of converted Volkswagen Transporter vans will help M Group Services-owned operating business, Magdalene, a leading telecom infrastructure service provider, deliver its vital services to clients nationwide.
The Transporters have been equipped with a bespoke new fit out design by Bott Ltd, making it the first fleet in the UK to feature this conversion. The Bott design, developed in collaboration with MGSPFS, includes underfloor drawers and three Euro boxes for storing tools and equipment, as well as a high-powered inverter kit and a non-slip plywood deck.
Also unique to this conversion is the ladder storage pocket, which will be fitted to match Magdalene’s required ladder specifications, along with a laptop holder, first aid bracket, and hygiene system on the rear door.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles was chosen by M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions because of its complete package, from the suitability of the vehicle to the excellent fuel economy and extensive aftersales service.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles extended its opening hours in 2017 across its comprehensive network of Van Centres, delivering on its Working With You brand promise. This offers much more flexibility to customers and significantly minimises downtime by accommodating owners’ needs depending on business requirements.
Tony Raymond, Head of Fleet Operations from M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, said: “As a company that delivers essential telecommunication infrastructure services across the UK and Ireland, it is vital that Magdalene can rely on this fleet of vans to transport its people across the country. The Volkswagen Transporter vans are an excellent choice for us in this application. We sourced them specifically for work that Magdalene will be delivering on behalf of a new client that will require four-wheel drive vans that can be used both on- and off-road.
“The conversion that we have developed with Bott Ltd provides Magdalene with an excellent vehicle to deliver the best possible service in this working environment. The feedback on the new vehicle from our technicians has been excellent.”
Claire English, Head of Fleet for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, commented: “We are delighted to have secured a deal with M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions to deliver a fleet of 40 Transporter vans for Magdalene. We have worked hard with Bott Ltd to deliver the UK’s first fleet with this type of conversion. We strongly believe this is the beginning of a thriving partnership with M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions that will endure for many years.”
Kevin Woodward, Managing Director at Bott Ltd, added: “At Bott, we pride ourselves on our ability to understand the specific needs of our customers, to then provide bespoke, quality solutions that promote efficient working. We’re really delighted therefore, to have partnered with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in delivering an end-to-end conversion solution for M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions.”