VWS, one of Scotland’s most innovative technology-based security companies, has refreshed its fleet of vehicles with a full overhaul by acquiring 12 new Ford Transit vans.
Recently awarded a six figure contract by Aberdeen City Council to provide an Internet Protocol (IP) enabled, networked CCTV system to monitor traffic throughout the city, VWS moved to replace an aging fleet.
Operations Manager, Lindsay Wilson, looked to local motor dealers for leasing and purchase costings and settled on a Kilmarnock-based firm to provide leasing facilities.
Because of the high-end CCTV, security and networked systems provided by VWS, the tools and stock carried in the vans are critical to efficient client operation; the vans are fitted with bespoke drawers and secure fittings, tailored to clients’ needs.
Mr Wilson said: “The interior fittings of the new vans make them, in effect, mini-workshops which allow our engineers to make on-site repairs that would previously have involved returning faulty parts to base. As a result, the time clients undergo downtime in their systems is significantly reduced.”
In addition to the interior changes the fleet sports striking VWS livery and has been sprayed a bright metallic blue. The changes have had immediate effects, with a significant increase in client calls for the services of the high-tech security services it provides.
“People have reacted well to the new vans. There has been an increase in new client orders of over £20,000, and many of our new clients have cited seeing the vans on the road and being taken with how neat and professional they look.
“Our engineers too are proud of the vans and take good care of them. I’m confident the fleet now reflects the professional ethos of technological skills and attention to detail on which VWS prides itself”, he said.
So if you see the metallic blue van on the road, you can be assured that someone from the public or private sector is choosing the best people to secure its vulnerable spaces by putting its trust in VWS.
A version of this story appeared here: http://www.businessvans.co.uk/van-news/new-vws-transits-get-metallic-treatment/