BRENTWOOD, UK - A Ford Transit is providing a novel, and much appreciated, solution to a banking problem in New Zealand.
When a series of earthquakes hit New Zealand’s South Island just before Christmas, a bank building in Kaiapoi, a small town 17 kilometres north of Christchurch, was declared unsafe. Determined to continue to provide a service to the local community, the bank’s manager, Judy Mackie, looked around for a solution. She found it in the shape of a Transit Campervan.
The versatile Ford vehicle, converted by local company KEA Campers, is now based close to the bank building in the centre of Kaiapoi and is equipped to provide a wide range of banking services to local residents.
“For our Kaiapoi customers and community, this is a great way we can support them as they continue to rebuild their local area,” commented Judy. “We have had fantastic feedback and customers are loving the ‘can do’ approach and the services we can offer at the Transit Campervan.”
Warley-based European Export Sales ships Transit 460EF Chassis Cabs to KEA Campers for conversion into motorhomes for rental and sale in NZ and Australia.
“The Transit-based campers are very popular,” said Adrian Mitchell, manager, European Export Sales. “They like their campers big down under and KEA, and other camper builders in Australia and New Zealand, are the largest customers worldwide for this Transit version.”