Birmingham company in key business deal

A Birmingham-based business has been boosted after securing a £1.75m deal with a global company.

Allianz Global Assistance, an international leader in assistance, travel insurance and health, life and home care services, has instructed the Volkswagen Van Centre Birmingham to provide a fleet of 79 Volkswagen Transporter vans, which will be used for the Multi-Tech fleet of roadside assistance technicians and were chosen for fuel efficiency, value for money and payload capacity.

Internally the vans were converted, by Bott Ltd vehicle convertors, to the specific requirements of Allianz Global Assistance to enable the technicians to carry all the essential equipment while on the road, including a compact recovery trailer, jack, axle stands, tools, common vehicle parts, nine car batteries and diagnostic equipment.

Rob Lunt, deputy operations director at Allianz Global Assistance in the UK, said: “We required a fleet with an outstanding all-around performance, great residual value, but above all excellent fuel economy.

“We operate a 24/7 business so vehicle reliability is of paramount importance and the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ range met those needs.”

Tony Worrall, fleet sales manager at Volkswagen Van Centre Birmingham, said:

“I am delighted to provide Allianz Global Assistance with these Transporter Vans and the company will now benefit from lower running costs, drivers spending less time in fuel stations and more time serving customers.”

For further information on the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range call Volkswagen Van Centre Birmingham on 0121 260 3000.