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UTILITY metering specialist SMS has taken delivery of over 170 Peugeot Boxer, Expert and Partner vans, which will be used by engineers across the company’s various divisions.

The vehicles will play a crucial role in assisting engineers who replace and install gas and electricity meters.

The deal includes 140 Experts – Peugeot’s medium panel van – which have been fitted with appropriate racking, shelving and equipment to carry “smart” gas and electricity meters and related equipment for SMS’ team of Dual Fuel meter installation engineers.

The conversion ensures that items are stored safely in an organised fashion and are easily accessible to the SMS engineers.

The vehicles were all supplied through Peugeot Dealer Robins and Day, Sheffield North, and fitted out by local conversion specialists.

SMS’ new Partner fleet will be used by the company’s electrical Industrial and Commercial engineers who install meters at business premises. The department is responsible for the electricity metering of larger consumption customers.

This can be anything from a corner shop through to a steel foundry using thousands of kilowatt-hours of electricity each day. The work can range from replacing an old electricity meter to installing a brand-new supply.

The order includes five Boxer panel vans which will be used by engineers involved in installing larger gas meters at Industrial and commercial premises.

The conversion work carried out for these vehicles includes racking suitable to carry the larger metering equipment needed at these sites, along with a work bench, inverter and hand cleaning equipment. All large industrial meters are strapped to the floor with a rail track type system and have quick release binding straps.



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Chris Wright
Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to Justauto.com


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