Almost 100 new Citroen commercial vehicles have been delivered to Fastflow Pipelines Services Ltd. This leading pipeline rehabilitation contractor has taken delivery of 75 New Look Relay 1800 2.8HDi long wheelbase vans and 20 Berlingo 1.9D LX 600 vans.
The Washington, Co Durham, headquartered company, part of the Ondeo Services Group (formerly Northumbrian Water) has specified its first Citroen commercial vehicles to replace Fords and Mercedes.
The Berlingos will be used by Fastflow Pipelines’ supervisors, while the New Look Relay vans will transport its pipeline rehabilitation gangs and their equipment to contracts throughout the UK. The company, one of the UK’s leading specialists in trenchless technology, is involved in repairing, renewing and refurbishing pipelines primarily for clients in the water industry.
Alan Munkley, Fastflow Pipelines Service’s managing director explains, "These first Citroens have joined our fleet as they offered low whole life costs and met our operational requirements."
The new Citroens join a fleet of some 140 vehicles and will be operated on two and three year, with maintenance Citroen Contract Motoring contract hire agreements. In service with Fastflow Pipelines Ltd, the New Look Relays and Berlingos are expected to cover 20,000 miles per year.
Brian Roskell, Citroen’s commercial vehicle operations manager, comments, "Citroen continues to grow its market share, thanks to its policy of offering the UK business sector high quality, competitively priced products with class leading warranty cover."Published 17 January 2003