MCNICHOLAS, the leading infrastructure service provider, has cited the reliability and efficiency of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as the key reasons why they’ve chosen the Caddy Maxi and Transporter T26 in a new five-year fleet deal.
Employing over 1,700 people, McNicholas is one of the leading providers of services to the UK’s multi-utility, telecommunications, gas, power, water, renewable energy, and rail sectors. The company has a sizeable fleet and Volkswagen was chosen for its extensive range of vans, strong residual values and reputation for producing some of the most reliable vehicles on the road.
This new fleet deal was the result of the significant growth in the McNicholas telecommunication team’s contract to install and service high speed fibre optic broadband and digital television across the UK.
The five-year contract with Volkswagen Financial Services, includes all servicing and maintenance
The new fleet contract comprises 262 Caddy Maxi and 110 Transporter T26 models, with the Caddy Maxi chosen because of its long-wheelbase flexibility. This will enable McNicholas engineers to transport equipment, including ladders, using bespoke racking within the vans as opposed to on the roof – thus reducing potential damage to the exterior, as well as making the equipment easier to access and aiding fuel economy.
The five-year contract with Volkswagen Financial Services, includes all servicing and maintenance. Each van will be supplied and supported by Citygate’s Fleet Department who will facilitate PDI, all logistics and oversee third party fitments. The van centre will also ensure all these new vehicles are fully prepared and converted in accordance with McNicholas’ requirements. This will include graphics, racking and safety beacon installation.
Spencer Ward, Head of Fleet, Plant & Insurance Services at McNicholas, said: “Choosing the right vehicle partner was relatively easy. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ vans are renowned for both their efficiency and reliability, and this was a major factor for us in terms of our commitment to service for our clients.
“This, combined with the aftersales support provided by the company’s dedicated van centre network and competitive finance packages offered by Volkswagen Financial Services, definitely helped to seal the deal. The broad range of vehicles offered by Volkswagen also enabled us to choose vans that directly suited our specific needs, without compromising on specification or performance.”