Vauxhall has handed over the keys to 69 new vans to housing association, Tai Tarian, helping the company to continue its work across Neath Port Talbot, South Wales.
Providing social housing to residents across the borough of Neath Port Talbot, Tai Tarian is one of the largest social landlords in Wales. The Vauxhall models, which include Combo, Movano and Vivaro vans, will be used across multiple trades as part of its property management and maintenance work, covering over 9,000 properties.
Mair Jones, Fleet Manager at Tai Tarian said: “With our previous ageing fleet of light commercial vehicles we were keen to source a fleet of reliable, aesthetically pleasing, fuel efficient vehicles that could help us continue to improve our carbon footprint. We believe that Vauxhall are the perfect fit for us taking these aims into consideration. The vehicles look great with their conversions and new livery design, they will serve to improve our visibility and reputation in the community in which we work.”
Tai Tarian specified its Vivaros with bespoke racking, the flexibility of the space enabling the vehicle’s to be modified for the exact purposes they are required to fulfil. This gives the drivers added convenience and means they can undertake their roles more efficiently. The Vivaro order included a mixture of panel van and double cab body styles.
Tai Tarian considered various Frameworks available to them, and decided the TPPL/Hertfordshire County Council Contract Hire Framework Agreement was most suitable for their requirements. The tender process involved the award of a leasing provider appointed to the Framework, who following award, worked closely with Tai Tarian to provide an ongoing service that suited the needs of their business.
The contract was awarded to Sinclair Finance and Leasing, an independently-owned leasing company who are based near to Tai Tarian.