BRENTWOOD, England – Five hundred Transit vans have been ordered by the UK motoring organisation, the Automobile Association (AA), increasing Ford’s share of the organisation’s 3,000-vehicle fleet to over 50 per cent.
The AA roadside rescue fleet is gaining 450 new Transit vans. A further 50 will support the AutoWindshields division, which already operates a 100 per cent Ford Transit fleet.
Sarah Dopson, AA fleet manager, said: “The order of 500 vans is in recognition of the quality and performance of the Transit. The Transit meets all our requirements for affordable running costs and is the best vehicle for the job. The 500 Transits currently on order could rise by the end of the year.”
Ford of Britain direct sales manager, Paul Henderson, said: “Ford and the AA have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship which is further strengthened by this new, large order for Transits. We look forward to working with the AA to help maintain its status as the UK’s largest roadside assistance organisation.”
All the AA’s patrol vehicles undergo an extensive conversion process at the workshops of vehicle preparation specialist, Ambrosetti; two a day are adapted to carry the vital recovery equipment and racking required for an effective roadside rescue van.