Mountjoy, which has bases in Portsmouth, Southampton, Woking and Newport on the Isle of Wight, has taken delivery of 119 short wheelbase Ford Transit vans that were built at Ford’s plant in Southampton, as well as three Ford Transit tippers and 13 Ford Fiesta Vans.
The addition of these vehicles means that Mountjoy’s ‘workhorse fleet’ of 176 vehicles is now sourced 100% from the Ford stable.
The bulk of the order is made up of 80 short wheelbase Transit ECOnetic 280 vans, equipped with Dagenham-built 2.2-litre TDCi 100PS engines, complete with Ford’s auto start-stop system and speed limiter.
Each van has been equipped with racking and interior lining, as well as a roof rack, enabling Mountjoy staff to carry out reactive maintenance duties for the firm’s clients, which include Portsmouth City Council, Southern Housing Group, University of Southampton and Isle of Wight Council.
Dave Redman, Mountjoy’s managing director, said: “We have always been conscious of our mixed fleet, some of which was ageing.
“A recent contract win gave us the opportunity to re-evaluate our needs, but also to up our game by reducing our impact on the local environment.
“We were not only looking for a good deal – we needed a fleet that suited the way our maintenance teams work, which had lower carbon emissions and was more fuel efficient. Ford came back with an ideal solution for us.”