Vanaways has delivered its first customer vehicles sold through a partnership with trade and DIY retailer Toolstation.

SSL Electrical of Royal Wootton Bassett has taken delivery of Ford Ranger Wildtrak pick-up trucks, and has a further Ford Transit Custom crew van on order.

The partnership allows vans to be ordered from Vanaways via promotions running in Toolstation stores and online.

SSL Electrical joint managing director Lawrence Cantelow said: “As commercial and domestic electricians we use our local Toolstation branch a lot, for tools and other bits and pieces.

“I never expected to buy a van there but when I saw the promotion display in the store it was perfect timing, as we were ready to replace some vehicles we’d had on contract hire.

“The process was very quick and easy, which meant it only took up a minimal amount of our time and allowed [fellow joint MD Martin Bevan] and I to remain focused on running our business, which is exactly as it should be. The customer service we’ve received from Vanaways has been exemplary.”

Toolstation category manager Matt Kent said: “This arrangement is part of our increased effort to support tradespeople. The range of vans available is a welcome expansion to our offer of tools and more for any task, and we look forward to helping tradespeople find their ideal vehicle.”    

Vanaways managing director Chris Jakeways said: “Bringing our two brands together makes perfect sense. Toolstation’s customers are exactly the type of people who will benefit most from the quick, simple and trouble-free deals we can offer to get their businesses on the road to success.”