Vauxhall is officially the biggest supplier of police vehicles in the UK after recently winning contracts to supply cars for six police regions.
These new contracts mean that 37 (or 71 per cent) of the UK’s 52 Police authorities are now contracted to buy Vauxhall vehicles.
With around 7,000 cars and vans being delivered over the next four years, Vauxhall car models such as the Vauxhall Corsa, Vauxhall Astra and Vauxhall Insignia will be used by the police. Not to mention Vauxhall van models such as the Astravan, Combo, Vivaro and Movano.
Dick Ellam, Vauxhall special vehicles manager said: “A key factor in our success is our approach to the supply chain. The only element we outsource is the delivery of the vehicle to the customer – everything else in done in-house under our control.
“We are therefore able to make savings for the police fleets in the time it takes to bring their vehicles into service.”
The trick to Vauxhall’s success is down to its value for money, low emissions (enhanced with the Ecoflex engine selection), the Turnkey Vehicle Solution initiative for rapid turnaround of replacement vehicles, service support and Vauxhall’s involvement with the Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) work on Single Vehicle Architecture.
The Turnkey Vehicle Solution initiative provides customers with rapid turnaround replacement vehicles cost-effectively when a quick response is needed to get Emergency Services back on the road.
Single Vehicle Architecture (SVA) provides a standardised specification to which all manufacturers and suppliers can adhere, allowing them to produce common wiring for equipment and connection points.
Another of Vauxhall’s winning attributes is its life time warranty for new vehicles up to 100,000 miles.
James Taylor, fleet sales director at Vauxhall said: “our success proves that Vauxhall’s infrastructure and superb range of vehicles are the best.”