AA buys Transits

Coming to a breakdown near you… but hopefully not yours.

THE Ford Transit is transporting the AA into the windscreen-replacement market by handing over 56 Ford Transit 300 short-wheelbase vans for the AA AutoWindshields fleet.
Ford’s Southampton plant has built the vans which were inspected at Southampton by AA chief engineer Steve Ives, who said: “We were keen to inspect the Transits off the line and we were delighted to find them in top condition and ready to be signed off.  They are all on their way to be fitted with the necessary equipment and livery and will soon be an integral part of the AA AutoWindshields fleet.”
Thomas Fischer, Ford’s Southampton plant manager, said: “Southampton plant puts a lot of effort into the quality of the Ford Transit vehicles we build here and we are pleased that this, together Transit’s proven dependability and low whole life cost, has resulted in the AA placing further orders with Ford.”
The AA bought AutoWindshields last year and is undertaking a rapid expansion of the company and its fleet.
The vans are part of an order for 247 Ford Transit vans placed by the AA this year. Most of the vans will be used on roadside repair and recovery duties.
Steve Clary, director commercial vehicles, Ford of Britain, said: “The AA has chosen Ford both to meet existing customer needs and to expand their business, which endorses the reputation of the Ford Transit – a van that reliably gets the job done.”