sara cooper pentagon vauxhall and barrington billings – head of asset management development tuntum housing association
Sara Cooper Pentagon Vauxhall and Barrington Billings – Head of Asset Management Development Tuntum Housing Association
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NOTTINGHAM-based housing association, Tuntum, has added five new Vauxhall vans to its fleet.

The new vans,three British-built Vivaro and two Movano models,will be used as mobile workshops by Tuntum’s field-based engineers on an everyday basis.

Specially adapted for use by Tuntum, the vans are all equipped with technology, including remote ultra-sonic alarms, vehicle trackers and rear parking cameras.

To transform the vehicles into true on-the-road workshops, each of them has been fitted with equipment such as racking, a split charger relay with battery, voltage inverters, WISA deck flooring and hand wash dispensers.

Safestow systems and 3.0m lockable pipe tubes help to transport goods and materials, while Thatcham deadlocks ensure maximum security. To ensure driver and passenger safety, all vehicles are equipped with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher.

The vans were supplied by local dealership Pentagon Nottingham, one of Vauxhall’s largest business hubs. Custom liveries by Blueprint Nottingham and accessories and racking by AutoRoofs Automotive helped to transform the vans from standard factory specifications to effective mobile workshops.

Tuntum currently manages over 1,400 properties and provides homes for over 3,000 people in 11 local authority areas, as well as accommodation for older people, refugees, younger mothers and the homeless.

 


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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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