Hampshire not-for-profit housing association Abri has placed an order for 250 converted Volkswagen Transporter panel vans to help it maintain its stock of more than 40,000 properties across the south of England.
The new fleet specification includes a flexible yet highly-standardised shelving system from TGS Automotive designed to carry materials, tools and equipment for a variety of trades.
Abri required a new fleet of vehicles combining class-leading payload, with comfort and practicality, to support with customer visits and in-house maintenance.
With a payload of 1,184 kg, the Transporter Startline long wheelbase vehicle has ample space, as well as a range of driver assistance systems, including brake assist and front assist with city emergency braking.
The conversion was a joint development process between Abri, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and TGS Automotive, with first orders received in July 2023.