BT has made another big order with Vauxhall for 2,500 UK-built Vauxhall/Opel Vivaros and 330 Vauxhall/Opel Corsa vans to be used by its engineers throughout Britain. As a regular customer of Vauxhall’s over the past decade, BT Fleet has now taken delivery of over 20,000 vehicles from the manufacturer.
Vauxhall worked with a number of BT engineers to determine how the racking in the back of the L1H1 2900 90PS vans could be arranged for maximum efficiency.
As part of their engagement in this landmark fleet deal, the BT engineers were invited to Vauxhall’s Luton Plant to see the Vivaro being made, and the plant also organised for the group to see the 500th van from their order.
“It’s important that our engineers are driving the right van for them,” said Mike Langford, BT Fleet Senior Customer Relationship Manager. “Our vehicles need to be future-proof, reliable and user friendly, making the engineers who drive them the obvious people to help specify the vans.
“Getting to see how the Vivaros are made was great and we have had fantastic feedback from our engineers, who are all now firm advocates of the Vivaro.”
Mike added, “We had the previous Vivaro on our fleet for many years, and the new model makes absolute sense with outstanding whole life costs. The fact that it is built in Britain is an added bonus; it not only supports British jobs and industry but also provides a significant improvement in lead times and logistics.”