Hampshire based IT solutions company, Taylor Made Computer Solutions, has the rather unusual claim of being the owner of the world’s largest fleet of Renault Avantimes having just purchased nine of the vehicles. The deal – which was arranged via Portsmouth based Renault dealer, Liningtons – is worth more than £200,000 at showroom prices.
Taylor Made specifically chose the Avantime for its unusual look, as well as the overall comfort and space inside.
Nigel Taylor, Managing Director for Taylor Made Computer Solutions said; "The Avantime particularly appealed as it perfectly matches our company philosophy with its distinctive style, high quality, its practical ergonomics and its ability to stand out from the crowd."
The fleet of Renault Avantimes will be used by Taylor Made’s specialist IT engineers carrying technical kit and also when delivering hardware such as PCs, so the vehicles had to be flexible and comfortable for travelling around in. The Avantime met all the criteria required, including its ability to be used as a family car outside of work.
Nigel Taylor continued; "We were immediately impressed with the Avantime, not only for its style, but also with its excellent performance and how easy it is to drive.
"We’re certainly getting noticed driving the Avantime, and the fact that Renault has decided to stop production makes our fleet even more unique. If ever a car was ‘tailor made’ for Taylor Made this is it. I never imagined I’d own not just the UK’s, but the world’s, largest fleet of one particular car so I am really pleased to be making that claim in relation to the Avantime and our company."
Each of Taylor Made’s Avantimes has its own individual number and is in the company’s trademark blue. Re-spraying was also handled by Linington’s Renault dealership.Published 20 August 2003