Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has sealed a deal with Sky that will see an additional 1120 vans supplied to the broadcaster’s fleet.
As part of the agreement 930 Caddy Maxi and 190 Transporter models will be delivered to Sky in January. The broadcaster has enlisted 2500 VW LCVs onto its fleet since the start of the partnership in early 2012.
The vans will be used by Sky engineers for the thousands of home visits they carry out every day to the company’s 10 million TV and broadband customers across the UK.
Sky said it selected the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi due to its large load area – 4.2 m³ and a load length of 2.25 m – and its high level of standard equipment, while the Transporter was selected for its practicality and economy – with official combined fuel consumption of 40.4 mpg.
David Landy, fleet manager for Sky said: “We wanted vehicles that would give us best mpg, lowest CO2 and easy accessibility to our customers. We also wanted vehicles known for longevity, reliability and good residual values.”