rsz_def95dbb-94d4-413f-86ba-2b5bf8fb5d53 Ford is supplying 343 Ford Transit Custom vans to the AA to join its fleet of patrol vehicles. They will raise Ford’s share of the 2,100-vehicle AA patrol fleet to more than 50 per cent. Ford secured the order from the AA following an exhaustive analysis of whole-life costs. Sarah Dopson, AA Head of Fleet, said: “We looked at all the usual factors – acquisition price, depreciation, servicing and maintenance costs, running costs including fuel economy – and the Transit Custom came out top. Deliveries of the new vehicles will be complete by November, in time for our busiest period for call-outs.”

Prior to delivery, the Transit Custom vans – a mix of 310 and 330 L1 models – undergo conversion at a vehicle preparation specialist, which includes fitment of the AA’s new contract recovery trailer to allow the partial lift and recovery of broken-down vehicles, a dual battery system, specialist racking systems and of course the organisation’s distinctive yellow livery.

Ford is supplying 343 Transit Custom vans to the AA fleet of patrol vehicles, raising Ford’s share of the  AA patrol fleet to more than 50%.Ian Watson, Ford’s direct sales manager, said: “Ford is already supplying around 3,000 cars a year to the AA Driving School, and we are very pleased that the organisation has recognised the Ford Transit Custom’s many attributes, including the important financial ones. They look

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.

Ford is supplying 343 Transit Custom vans to the AA fleet of patrol vehicles, raising Ford’s share of the AA patrol fleet to more than 50%.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. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.co.uk