DHL Express has taken delivery of the first batch of 20 new Volkswagen Crafter vans, which will make up a total of 49 new vehicles to be delivered by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to the brand in 2013.
Commenting on the deal, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand Director, Alan Bateson said, “We are delighted that DHL Express has selected the Crafter for their new fleet, the Crafter’s durability, quality and efficient engines will deliver low running costs and great value for its business, while our Van Centres will ensure the best support and service is always available.
“The DHL Express fleet delivery is a great way of demonstrating the different uses of a Crafter, from panel van to chassis cab and the range of conversions we can offer our customers in Ireland,” he added.
The good news extends beyond the Volkswagen-DHL deal too. Commercial vehicle sales and registrations are up across the board, which is not just a good story for the motor industry. Orders for vans and bigger working vehicles generally indicates a better underlying trend for the economy as a whole. Fingers crossed, eh?