As part of their on-going drive to reduce its fleet carbon footprint as well as delivering financial savings, Hewer Facilities Management Ltd has just taken delivery of thirty-six high specification Berlingo HDi 90 manual L1 Enterprise vans which will be added to their commercial van insurance policy.
Hewer acquired the latest Berlingo vans on a mix of outright purchase and three-year, 60,000 mile contract hire with maintenance agreements. In addition to the excellent standard equipment which includes air conditioning, reverse parking sensors and Bluetooth, the vans have been fitted with a full steel bulkhead, non-slip composite flooring and roof bars. Hewer also asked for specifically designed racking to meet the strenuous requirements of their engineers.
Hewer are involved in heating and electrical projects for businesses, local authorities and health services, and also have a large number of domestic customers within a hundred mile radius of their base. The company are also continuing to grow its Failsafe domestic heating care plan, which has gained over 1,000 new customers since it was launched. The standard fit Trafficmaster Smartnav satellite navigation system and Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking means mean that Hewer are able to achieve substantial cost savings and lower van insurance premiums.
Robert Willmott Hewer’s Contract Manager, said: ‘We have had a long and successful operating experience with Berlingo vans, which now form the majority of our 65-strong fleet. As an environmentally conscious company, every fleet renewal time we carry out a comprehensive review to see whether there is a van that can beat the Berlingo. To date we have continued to acquire Berlingos because of their unbeatable combination of environmental, operational, financial and driver benefits. These latest Euro 5 Berlingos are nearly 10% more fuel efficient than the Euro 4 versions they replace and their CO2 emissions are 13g/km lower.”