Ford’s commercial vehicle (CV) range has collected more than 25 top awards in the last 12 months – more awards than in any other year. The all-new Ford Transit Custom led the plaudits, winning 13 awards, including International Van of the Year 2013.
Ford Ranger – launched in 2011 – continues to impress, winning three ‘best pick-up’ awards and overall International Pick-up of the Year in 2013, while the latest Ford Fiesta Van – which accounts for nearly 60 per cent of its segment sales – was awarded two ‘best small van’ accolades.
Ford also claimed two awards for the overall ‘van manufacturer of the year’ from Fleet Van and Van Fleet World publications.
Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain chairman and managing director, said: “Ford customers have the best-looking, most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient and fit-for-purpose CV range ever to choose from, and this is reflected in our outstanding awards success.
“On top of the launch investment committed for these new class-leading Transit models, Ford of Britain is investing heavily in its CV sales and aftercare infrastructure in the UK, launching 100 dedicated Transit Centres over the next 12 months.”
Ford Awards presented in 2013
International Van of the Year 2013
Vans A2Z Awards – Van of the Year
Vans A2Z Awards – Best Small Panel Van
Vans A2Z Awards – Best Innovation
Trade Van Driver Awards – Best Medium Van
Van Fleet World Honours – Best New Van
Van Fleet World Honours – Best Medium Van
Van Fleet World Honours – Innovation Award
Auto Express Awards – Van of the Year (inaugural award)
ALD Automotive/Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon – Class 9 Award Transit Custom ECOnetic
Fleet Van Awards – Medium Van of the Year
What Van? Awards – Van of the Year 2014
What Van? Awards – Best Medium Van 2014
Vans A2Z Awards – Best Minibus (third year running)
National Courier Association Members’ Choice Suppliers Awards – Best Light CV up to 7.5t
FN 50 Awards – Most Reliable Van
ACFO Awards – Large Van of the Year (17th time)
Commercial Motor Used Truck of the Year Awards – Winner, 3.5-tonne van category
ACFO Awards – Small Van of the Year (11th successive time)
International Pick-up Award 2013
Trade Van Driver Awards – Best 4×4 Truck
Fleet Van Awards – Pick-up of the Year
What Van? Awards – Best Pick-up 2014
Vans A2Z Awards – Best Small Van
ALD Automotive/Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon – Light Van Award – Fiesta Sport Van
What Van? Awards 2014 – Best Small Van
Ford Motor Company
Van Fleet World Honours – Van Manufacturer of the Year
Fleet Van Awards – Manufacturer of the Year
About Ford of Europe
Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 47,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 67,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 22 manufacturing facilities (13 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and nine unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.