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PENDRAGON Vehicle Management has built a fleet of specialist tool vans for Hanson UK,  construction supplier.

Built in collaboration with Clarks Vehicle Conversions, the brief was to update its maintenance crew vehicles and create safe and practical tool vans for its crew.

Clarks Vehicle Conversions transformed the Vauxhall vans interiors  with lockable cages and metal racking; heavy locks were installed on the rear and side doors to reduce the risk of theft.

Further conversion work included a mechanical side step, hand rails, internal lighting and non-slip flooring to prevent trips and falls. Other items included a drying area for wet clothing, hand washing facilities, and first aid and eyewash kits.

Neal Francis, divisional managing director for Pendragon Vehicle Management, commented:

“Hanson is a major name in the construction industry and we are delighted to have supplied them with bespoke vehicles that will provide their crew with safety and reliability.

“This project has also demonstrated how adaptable our vehicles are and showcases how the customer can modify them in a way that suits their needs.”

Darren Watret, asset manager, Hanson UK, added:

“I took new tool vans through Pendragon in 2015 and my considerations at the time were mainly vehicle choice. As vehicles were coming to their renewal point, I wanted to provide not just a vehicle with good manufacture safety standard but also a vehicle that compliments the way the gangs work.

“Pendragon had provided a very high level of service over the years so they were my first choice to deliver the base vehicle.”

“I chose Clarks Vehicle Conversions to deliver the interior. I see Clarks as a customer-focused company. They are an intuitive, informative company with safety at the heart of everything they do.

“Once I had explained what I wanted to achieve and why, they took the build in the right direction and delivered results that far exceeded my expectations.”