Leasing company Alphabet GB has announced the launch of a new network of approved UK LCV conversion partners.

The new network is said to comprise nine conversion specialists covering core categories including internal van provision, construction body and dry freight, minibus and wheelchair accessible vehicles, refrigerated vehicles, and livery and media.

Alphabet says the newly-contracted suppliers will work alongside its existing team of CV experts.

The arrangement will include self-service options via Alphabet’s online portal, allowing customers to select a vehicle type and explore 360-degree visuals of conversion options before submitting their order.

The conversion process is then managed through an online build management system, designed to provide full visibility of each vehicle’s progress throughout the build process, and end-to-end co-ordination of the order specification across the network to ensure all parties are working together seamlessly. 

The system engages the conversion partners to complete the conversion within the scheduled timeframe, as well as managing the collection of existing vehicles, with the aim of mobilising the new fleet with minimal disruption.

Alphabet GB LCV national corporate sales manager Simon Simmons said: “Alphabet experienced strong demand for LCVs in 2021 and with no signs of things slowing in 2022, we want to ensure that even the most complex fleet requirements are expertly implemented with little to no downtime for our customers. 

“Successful mobility depends on a great supplier network and each of our partners have been chosen for their specialist experience, enabling our customers to continue to receive quality vehicles and service, while benefitting from access to a wide range of fully-managed bespoke solutions at competitive prices.

“We’ve already had the opportunity to deliver some exciting projects with our new network and now that it’s fully live, we’re looking forward to rolling-out more industry leading solutions as we continue to help our customers mobilise their fleets, as quickly and easily as possible.”

Alphabet will be discussing the new network on its stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show, which will take place at the NEC in Birmingham from 24-26 May.