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Fitness First takes delivery of Citroën fleet

With the delivery of 23 new Euro 5 Berlingo HDi 90 manual L1 850 X vans, Fitness First has completed its move to an expanded, all-Citroën LCV fleet.

Fitness First, which has over 435 fitness clubs in 15 countries, is now operating 36 Citroën Berlingo and Dispatch vans.

Glyn Allen, Fitness First’s head of contracts, said: “Our move to an all-Citroën LCV fleet reflects our continuing satisfaction with long-term suppliers Citroën and Fleethire.

“As a Carbon Trust Standard award-winning company, Fitness First is actively engaged in reducing its energy consumption and carbon emissions.

“With improved combined cycle fuel economy of 52.3mpg and lower CO2 emissions of just 140g/km, our new Euro 5 Berlingo vans meet the company’s demanding environmental, operational and financial requirements.”

Fitness First’s new Berlingo vans will be used by its maintenance technicians, who maintain the company’s swimming pools, buildings and gym equipment at the 150 Fitness First and Klick Fitness Gyms in the UK.

To suit this role the new Berlingo vans are custom-racked and lined. Equipped by Fleethire, each van now has a vice that slides out of the rear on a beam and locks to provide a stable work station for cutting and drilling metal or masonry.

Supplied by Citroën Business Centre WR Davies, Stafford, Fitness First’s new Citroën LCVs are being operated on 48 month/80,000 mile Fleethire with-maintenance contract hire agreements.

Fitness First was the first company of its kind in the UK to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard. As part of its commitment to cut its emissions and energy consumption, Fitness First has achieved significant reductions of some 12% in less than 5 years and the Citroën vans have been an integral part of this strategy.

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