Tea and coffee business Ringtons has added a batch of new Volkswagen vans to its delivery fleet.

The new order consists of 58 Caddys, plus a Transporter and a Crafter.

The Ringtons fleet now has more than 250 VW vans in total, having been a customer for eight years, taking on average 60 to 70 vans per year.

The vans are supplied by Lookers Van Centre in Newcastle, but with the Ringtons fleet dispersed across the lower north east of England, VW’s network of Mobile Service Clinics is said to be a key factor in the firm’s continued custom.

Ringtons operations manager Stephen Killinger said: “Ringtons prides itself on a long history of providing faultless customer service and we believe that Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles can help us to maintain this reputation, not only by providing us with excellent vans but also through its thorough aftersales programme.”

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles head of service and parts Trevor Hodgson-Phillips said: “We are delighted that Ringtons has returned to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to increase the fleet.

“We are particularly proud of our Mobile Servicing Clinics and the aftersales support that we are able to provide so I’m pleased to hear this was such a crucial factor in securing the deal.”