Vauxhall signs multi-million pound police fleet deal with 28 forces
The two-year, multi-million pound contract covers 2,000 vehicles including 1,200 Astras as well as Corsas, Insignias and Vivaro vans.
Procurement for the deal was led by West Midlands Police with vehicles set to join 28 police forces including Hampshire, Thames Valley and British Transport Police.
Six fire and rescue services are also included in the agreement, which sees vehicles heading to East and West Sussex, Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Surrey and Staffordshire.
David Wilkin, West Midlands Police’s director of resources and the national policing lead for the procurement of vehicles, commented: “A vehicle purchasing collaboration between police forces and partners on this scale has never been seen before and I am delighted to say that it has been a huge success in terms of the savings made and how well the organisations have worked together.
“The success of this group builds on the achievements of a large scale vehicle procurement project led by West Yorkshire Police earlier in the year. While cost is clearly a driving factor, the most important aspect is that these vehicles need to be the safest ones available for our staff and the public.”
Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s chairman and managing director, added: “We are delighted to supply the police with this huge order. Efficiency is a top priority for all Police forces and the investment made in these Vauxhalls will mean officers spend more time preventing crime.”