Renault helps Wessex Water keep flowing

Manufacturing | South West | Transport & Distribution
Wessex Water - Renault Kangoo
Wessex Water – Renault Kangoo

Wessex Water has turned to the Renault Kangoo to help meet the needs of its 2.8 million customers across the South West of England.

The company has taken delivery of 67 Renault Kangoo vans, the latest order reaffirming the versatile French LCV’s hold on the company’s small van fleet with it accounting for circa 60% of its 450 vehicles. Notably, all feature the brand new Wessex Water livery – the company’s first vehicles to do so.

The latest Renault Kangoo will be used by Wessex Water’s scientists, water samplers and inspectors to provide its customers throughout Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Hampshire with first-class water and sewage services.

Notably, they will be used in the completion of essential site surveys, including the early detection of any underground leakage that is vital to Wessex Water’s near unique industry commitment to rectify as many reported leaks as possible within a single day.

Martin Crocker, Head of Fleet, Wessex Water, said: “The Kangoo continues to be perfect for our requirements, representing great value and being popular with our operatives. Our previous ones proved to have near bulletproof reliability, racking up 25,000 miles a year, and the residuals have stood up equally well. For us, there are very few other small vans that offer such an attractive package.

“Based on our experiences of the Kangoo we’ve now ordered a Z.E version, which we’ll appraise with a view to adding more in the future, and also our first Renault Trafic, which compares very competitively against some of the larger vans we’ve chosen in the past.”

Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Groupe Renault UK, said: “It’s excellent to see such a highly regarded business as Wessex Water continue to call on the Renault Kangoo for its small LCV needs. Even more pleasing is that its positive learnings from using our vans day-in, day out for a number of years is set to have a greater influence on its fleet and also as it takes its first steps into using electric vehicles.”

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