Toolstation and Vanaways team up to supply Britain’s army of tradespeople

Toolstation Vanaways

Customers at Toolstation can now pick up not just a drill or some screws – but a new van, thanks to a new partnership with a leading vehicle supplier.

Toolstation has teamed up with independent specialist Vanaways to provide access to vans of virtually any make or model at highly competitive prices, with the absolute minimum of hassle.

Lucy Trevelyan, Assistant Category Manager at Toolstation, says, “Our partnership with Vanaways provides customers with access to a wide selection of vans in various sizes and models and is part of our increased effort to support tradespeople. The new range 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.”

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

The arrangement sees Vanaways’ services marketed directly through Toolstation’s web presence, online to registered customers, and at the retailer’s network of more than 550 stores nationwide.

Vanaways, meanwhile, has set up a special team in its Bristol head office to deal with Toolstation customers from point of enquiry, through to delivery and beyond.

Brand Manager, Robert Clements, who joined the company specifically to spearhead the Toolstation partnership, says, “Our pledge is to offer top quality vehicles and efficient service, but in the current economic climate we also recognise the importance of being able to offer Toolstation customers the best deals on new vans in the UK.

“We always have vans available for quick delivery direct to customers’ premises and are happy to take vehicles in part-exchange. We can also offer tailor-made finance packages on all makes and models, thanks to our partnership with Mobilize Financial Services.”

Mobilize Head of Fleet, Neil Davies, comments, “We’re delighted to be involved in this exciting venture and look forward to helping customers get mobile with our toolbox full of finance products.”

Vanaways’ sales experts take inquiries and orders by phone or email and match customers up with their perfect vehicle selections, with an emphasis on making the process as simple, quick and efficient as possible. Vehicles are typically ordered and supplied, to tight timeframes, without the customer ever having to leave their place of work.

Chris says, “We can source any vehicle a customer wants, but whatever the brand, our focus is to make the process of getting that new van on the road as painless as possible. We cut the number of steps a vehicle takes between rolling off the production line and arriving at the customer’s premises and provide the best value for money with minimal paperwork.”

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