Nissan has secured a two-year solus deal to supply 55 new Primeras to Rotherham-based Attendo Systems, part of Attendo Senior Care AB of Sweden, Europe's leading provider of communication systems and related services for older and disabled people.
The all-Nissan fleet will comprise a mix of 1.8 SVE five-door Primeras for use by Attendo’s sales and management staff, and 1.8 S Primera Estates. The Estates will transport the company’s nationwide team of service engineers who provide aftersales service for Attendo’s own products and other warden call, door entry, dispersed alarms and associated low voltage systems. All vehicles will be supplied with silver paintwork.
Dave Richards, Attendo Systems said: "We have established a successful network of private/public sector partnerships, enabling us to work alongside Housing, Health and Social Care professionals to allow people, living independently or in an assisted living setting, to maintain control of their environment. Our service engineers are maintaining vital equipment, so it’s crucial that we can rely on the vehicles they use.
"We currently have a mix of manufacturers’ vehicles on our fleet, and wanted to opt for one manufacturer for a smart, uniform image. We had used the earlier model Primera, and found it to be particularly reliable, and felt that the new Primera offered us exactly the combination of specification, image, performance and value-for-money that we require, while the Primera Estate is roomy enough to easily accommodate the tools and parts our engineers need to carry. Another important factor in our decision is the fact that the new Primera is built in the UK.
"We also wanted to guarantee price stability with our fleet. Nissan has offered us a transportable discount, so even if we change the company we choose to run our vehicles, we still benefit from the agreed fleet discount."Published 20 December 2003