Siemens renews VW van fleet
- 20 Transporter 4MOTION BMT models to be supplied this year
- Load capacity and four-wheel drive option key to securing deal
SIEMENS has again turned to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to renew its fleet with 20 new all-wheel drive Transporters.
The new contract will see the Transporters join the global engineering and technology services company’s growing wind turbine engineering support team as part of its growth in the sector.
Siemens is a leader in offshore wind turbine construction, and a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation. It has been operating in the UK for 170 years and now employs more than 13,000 people here.
With sustainability at the heart of all of Siemens business operations, the increased fuel-efficiency offered by the Transporter’s BlueMotion Technology was a pivotal point for securing the contract. Siemens opted for Volkswagen’s 4MOTION four-wheel drive system throughout the fleet of Transporters, to ensure the Siemens engineers can go where others fear to tread.
The 20 Transporters will join Siemens’ wind turbine engineering fleet, which is responsible for the installation, servicing and maintenance of the company’s wind turbine portfolio. Boasting excellent load carrying capacity, each Transporter has been equipped with bespoke racking to carry the equipment and spare parts essential for the commissioning and up-keep of the turbines.
Paul Tate, commodity manager at Siemens, commented: “The Volkswagen Transporter offers a van that can not only match our very strict environmental standards, but also delivers the performance and payload capabilities that we require to operate our business effectively and efficiently.
“Working in locations that are often not accessible by road, our engineers require a van that can be relied on day-in-day-out to get them and their equipment to site without any issues. Volkswagen’s 4MOTION four-wheel drive system will work well on the kind of terrain that our engineering teams experience on a daily basis.”