Scottish-based Ogilvie Group has renewed its links with Ford and taken delivery of 40 Transit Custom models as it celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Ogilvie Group started life in the construction industry and an on-going diversification strategy has seen the Stirling-headquartered company transformed into an organisation with a turnover of more than £200 million with six divisions, including Ogilvie Fleet.
The Ogilvie Group also includes Ogilvie Construction, Ogilvie Homes, Ogilvie Communications, Ogilvie Geomatics and Ogilvie Net-Defence, and while most of the new fleet will be operated by the construction division unique delivery on the rear doors promotes each of the six businesses.
The new vans were wrapped by fleet livery and branding specialists Mediafleet, of Witney, Oxfordshire.
The new Ford Transit Custom 2.0 TDCi 125 Trend models, a mix of panel vans and double cabs, feature Ogilvie Group’s new corporate livery as well as special 60th anniversary logos. They join a Group fleet containing some 65 light commercial vehicles.
The new fleet of Transit Customs will be operated for up to four years and they replace Ford Transit models.
Ogilvie Fleet purchasing manager Nick Geldart, who negotiated the deal, said, “The new fleet marks the start of a new era for Ogilvie Group with a refreshed corporate livery and a bright future.
“We have forged a very strong relationship with Ford over 60 years and have every confidence in their products. Over the years the Ford vans we have operated have proved themselves to be reliable, fit for purpose with excellent whole life operating costs and strong residual values. Furthermore, the Transit Custom is new to the sector and is a step up in class.”
Group marketing director Nick Hardy, who is also sales and marketing director at Ogilvie Fleet, which has well over 11,000 company cars and vans on its books, said, “We have refreshed the brand to introduce a more contemporary look that retains the recognisable Group identity and uses colour and modern graphics to promote each company. As a result the Ogilvie Fleet branding has evolved.”
Ian Mills, national manager contract hire and leasing, Ford Fleet Operations, said: “We at Ford are proud of our long and successful partnership with the Ogilvie Group, and we are delighted by the confidence shown by the company in our products over the remarkable period of 60 years.”