GSE Plant, part of the Kent-based GSE Group of companies, has chosen eighteen 206 Vans as the starting point for replacing its entire company fleet with Peugeot vehicles. In addition to the order for 18 vans another GSE company, GSE Racing is operating two Peugeot 807s, which will be supporting the GSE Racing high profile World Superbike team.
GSE Plant is a plant/equipment hire and construction company operating from a purpose built facility in Kent, covering Kent and East Sussex. In addition to its own extensive plant fleet, it can transport customer’s own plant equipment, and also offers a plant repair service. The 206 Vans are finished in aluminium paintwork and will be used primarily by GSE Plant operators.
Mike Mackman, managing director of GSE Plant said: "Changing our fleet to new Peugeot 206 Vans has been a great move. The vans are extremely reliable and highly economical, combined with a car-like handling."
GSE Racing – which campaigns under the banner of HM Plant Ducati – is one of the world’s premier motorcycle racing teams. Its British riders Chris Walker and James Toseland have a vast army of loyal supporters, and are two of the most serious contenders for the 2003 World Superbike Championship title.
The HM Plant Ducati Peugeot 807s are a vital part of the set-up and will travel thousands of miles across Europe, transporting the support team to the nine continental rounds of this fast-paced and dynamic championship.
HM Plant Ducati team manager Colin Wright said: "The team will be travelling over very long distances and we chose the 807 primarily for its combination of comfort and practicality. The different seat configurations will also be very useful, as well as providing excellent load carrying capacity."Published 26 March 2003