Two Southampton companies have taken delivery of 12 Citroën Berlingo Vans in renewing their fleet deals.

Rigfone Electrics, an electrical contracting company, took delivery of four Berlingo BlueHDi 1000 M Enterprise vans shortly before the coronavirus lockdown started. The company had previously taken delivery of another five from Citroën Wilmoths.

Bob Aslett, director for Rigfone Electric Limited, said: “The work we do is varied and challenging at times, so we need vehicles capable of any task. For years we’ve found Citroën vans to be best suited to our needs, so there was only one place to call when it came to adding more vehicles to our growing fleet.”

Whelan Pest Prevention also took delivery of three Berlingos, in 100hp manual XL 950 Enterprise configuration. The vans join Whelan’s fleet of two other Berlingos covering more than 24,000 miles a year.

Sean Whelan, director for Whelan Pest Prevention, commented: “Reliability and low running costs were at the top of our priority list, alongside load capabilities and practicality. The Berlingo Van suits our needs perfectly, which made our choice very easy this year.”

Simon Peacock, Wilmoths Southampton’s local business development manager, said: “We’ve been supplying both businesses for years so it was fantastic to see them returning to us once again when it came time to renew their fleets. Our award-winning van fleet continues to offer all the solutions to both businesses, which have very stringent requirements on what they need from their vehicles.”