BT: RINGING IN CHANGE WITH VIVARO FLEET ORDER

Vauxhall has supplied multinational telecommunications company British Telecoms with a fleet of 2,500 Vivaros and 330 Corsavans, both of which will be used by its engineers nationwide. As one of the preferred suppliers to BT Fleet, over the last decade, Vauxhall is proud to have supplied over 20,000 vehicles to the business.

Vauxhall has supplied multinational telecommunications company British Telecoms with a fleet of 2,500 Vivaros and 330 Corsavans, both of which will be used by its engineers nationwide. As one of the preferred suppliers to BT Fleet, over the last decade, Vauxhall is proud to have supplied over 20,000 vehicles to the business.

Vauxhall has supplied multinational telecommunications company British Telecoms with a Vauxhall has supplied multinational telecommunications company British Telecoms with a fleet of 2,500 Vivaros and 330 Corsavans, both of which will be used by its engineers nationwide. As one of the preferred suppliers to BT Fleet, over the last decade, Vauxhall is proud to have supplied over 20,000 vehicles to the business.fleet of 2,500 Vivaros and 330 Corsavans, both of which will be used by its engineers Vauxhall has supplied multinational telecommunications company British Telecoms with a fleet of 2,500 Vivaros and 330 Corsavans, both of which will be used by its engineers nationwide. As one of the preferred suppliers to BT Fleet, over the last decade, Vauxhall is proud to have supplied over 20,000 vehicles to the business.nationwide. As one of the preferred suppliers to BT Fleet, over the last decade, Vauxhall is proud to have supplied over 20,000 vehicles to the business.

Ensuring the Vivaro L1H1 2900 90PS vans are fit-for-purpose, a number of BT engineers were consulted by Vauxhall on how the racking in the back of the vans could be arranged for maximum efficiency.

Vauxhall has supplied multinational telecommunications company British Telecoms with a fleet of 2,500 Vivaros and 330 Corsavans, both of which will be used by its engineers nationwide. As one of the preferred suppliers to BT Fleet, over the last decade, Vauxhall is proud to have supplied over 20,000 vehicles to the business.
Left to right: Mike Langford, BT Fleet; Duncan Webb, BT Fleet; Richard Collier, Vauxhall; Maurice Howkins, Vauxhall; Kevin Woodward, Bott

As part of their engagement in this landmark fleet deal, the BT engineers were able to visit Vauxhall’s Luton Plant to see the Vivaro being made, and the plant also organised for the group to see the 500th van from their order.

“It’s important that our engineers are driving the right van for them,” said Mike Langford, BT Fleet Senior Customer Relationship Manager. “Our vehicles need to be future-proof, reliable and user friendly, making the engineers who drive them the obvious people to help specify the vans.

“Getting to see how the Vivaros are made was great and we have had fantastic feedback from our engineers, who are all now firm advocates of the Vivaro!”

Mike added: “We had the previous Vivaro on our fleet for many years, and the new model makes absolute sense with outstanding whole life costs. The fact that it is built in Britain is an added bonus; it not only supports British jobs and industry but also provides a significant improvement in lead times and logistics.”

Richard Collier, National Commercial Vehicle and B2B Sales Manager, added: “We are delighted that BT has chosen Vauxhall to meet its medium van requirements. Vivaro offers outstanding practicality, economy and load-lugging capability, so I’m sure BT will be very pleased with its new fleet of Vauxhalls.”

About Vauxhall

Vauxhall has supplied multinational telecommunications company British Telecoms with a fleet of 2,500 Vivaros and 330 Corsavans, both of which will be used by its engineers nationwide. As one of the preferred suppliers to BT Fleet, over the last decade, Vauxhall is proud to have supplied over 20,000 vehicles to the business.Vauxhall is a major UK employer, with around 35,000 people employed directly or indirectly through our company activities. Our direct head count amounts to some 4,500 people at our Luton, Ellesmere Port and other locations. 23,000 people work within our Retail Network, and a further 7,000 are employed within our UK supply chain, providing all the millions of parts and many essential services we use every day.

Vauxhall has supplied multinational telecommunications company British Telecoms with a fleet of 2,500 Vivaros and 330 Corsavans, both of which will be used by its engineers nationwide. As one of the preferred suppliers to BT Fleet, over the last decade, Vauxhall is proud to have supplied over 20,000 vehicles to the business.Our Luton plant, with 1,171 staff, produces 67,000 units a year in two shifts, with the potential for as much as 100,000 units a year in three shifts. The Luton plant has not only produced a van that has won ’Best Medium Van’ at the Van Fleet Awards no less than seven times, but they have achieved 10.1 million hours worked without a Lost Work Day case.

Our Ellesmere Port manufacturing site has a headcount of 2,122 and a capacity of 187,000 units a year in three shifts. They produce the sixth generation Astra five-door hatchback, Astravan and the new Astra Sports Tourer.

In 1995, Ellesmere Port was the first manufacturing facility in the UK to be awarded the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. In 2008, it helped Vauxhall become the first UK manufacturer to receive the Energy Efficiency Accreditation Award. And since 2002, the plant has further reduced its energy usage by 54%.

About BT

BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries worldwide. Our main activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services.

In the UK we are a leading communications services provider, selling products and services to consumers, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector.

We also sell wholesale products and services to communications providers in the UK and around the world. Globally, we supply managed networked IT Vauxhall has supplied multinational telecommunications company British Telecoms with a fleet of 2,500 Vivaros and 330 Corsavans, both of which will be used by its engineers nationwide. As one of the preferred suppliers to BT Fleet, over the last decade, Vauxhall is proud to have supplied over 20,000 vehicles to the business.services to multinational corporations, domestic businesses and national and local government organisations.

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