Sherwood Truck and Van, the East Midlands-based commercial vehicle group, has secured a deal to supply seven Fiat Fiorino 1.3 Multijet vans to car component distributor PCS Motor Factors.

From July, the mid-sized van will form the mainstay of the company’s 34-strong fleet after an initial six were acquired from Sherwood Truck and Van in 2010.

Confidence in the van was matched by confidence in the service provided by South Normanton-based Sherwood, according to PCS senior partner Steve Marsden.

“Everything Sherwood promised, they delivered,” he said.

“We can’t afford downtime. A vehicle off the road means a reduced service for our customers, and that goes directly against our philosophy. Sherwood understands that.

“They will service our vehicles at any time, 24 hours a day, and that’s of huge value. It’s the same with breakdowns. We haven’t had any yet, but I have every confidence Sherwood will respond if the need arises.

“Success in our business depends on four very important things. We have to be flexible, competitive and knowledgeable, but most of all we must be able to deliver when the customer needs us to – anything less is simply unacceptable.”

PCS was formed in Clay Cross, near Chesterfield, 33 years ago and supplies parts across the East Midlands.

Sherwood Truck and Van is part of West Bromwich-based Ian Guest Holdings, one of the UK’s largest independently owned commercial vehicle dealers.

The group covers an area that includes the West Midlands, North Wales, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire.

Regional director responsible for the four Sherwood locations, Helen Waterfall, said: “I am delighted that PCS Motor Factors has ordered from Sherwood Truck and Van again after being so pleased with the vehicles we supplied last year.”

Sherwood is a leading supplier of new and used commercial vehicles, established in 1978. The company also maintains, services and repairs commercial vehicles across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire and most of Cheshire.

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