Sidlow Garage

Barfield Air and Water Treatments has taken delivery of two Peugeot Expert vans, the first of a number expected to be taken this year. The company has over 20 years experience in providing clients with a portfolio of water treatment services and operates nationally from offices in both Surrey and Manchester.

Barfield cleans, disinfects and sterilises water storage tanks and their associated services. It also cleans the insides of industrial heating and cooling systems. Additionally, it uses chemicals to provide scale and corrosion protection. Therefore it requires vehicles that are capable of transporting various pieces of bulky and specialist equipment, such as hoses, pumps and aqua vac machines.

Iain Barton, director, at Barfield Water Treatments says: "The Expert has a good payload, is a suitable height and its sliding doors on both sides and rear access make it the perfect vehicle to make our job easier. Previously we had used larger Transit sized vans, which often had a lot of head room that we didn’t require. Their height could in fact be restrictive in some cases, such as when trying to get into certain car parks."

The deal with Peugeot is expected to be long term, as the company may eventually replace its entire fleet with Expert vans. Barfield has opted for the economical 1.9 diesel engined vans, which produce 71 bhp at 4,600 rpm and 170 lb.ft of torque at 2,500 rpm.

The vans are being supplied by Peugeot’s dealership, Sidlow Garage in Reigate, Surrey.

Published : 21/04/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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