Welsh Police Authorities choose Vauxhall for vehicle supply
The deal will add South Wales Police, Gwent Police, North Wales Police and Dyfed Powys Police to the carmaker’s existing list of contracts. Vauxhall supplies vehicles to 41 of the 52 Police Authorities in the UK, representing 9,000 units over the next four years deployed nationwide.
Ray Forsey, The South Wales Police Authorities’ fleet manager, commented: ‘Vauxhall provides fit for purpose high quality products at a competitive price. North Wales Police will also be working closely with Vauxhall’s Special Vehicles to provide a specific containment cell in the Astra Sports Tourer so that the Welsh Police Authority can fully utilise their vehicles.’
South Wales and Dyfed Powys Police will also be the first two authorities to use the Movano Police Protected Support Units (PSUs), supplied direct from Vauxhall, with options including a Ballistic Windscreen, Radiator Protector, Rough Road Package, Deployable Windscreen Protection, Tyron Run Flat Tyre Bands, and a Double Cell.
Dick Ellam, Vauxhall special vehicles manager, said the manufacturer’s approach to the supply chain was a big part of their popularity with police fleets: ‘The only element we outsource is the delivery of the vehicle to the customer – everything else is done in-house under our control. We are therefore able to make savings for the Police fleets in the time it takes to bring their vehicles into service.'