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MD’s Move Helps Seal Two-Truck Deal With Removal Experts

MD’s Move Helps Seal Two-Truck Deal With Removal Experts

International removals firm buys two MAN TGM 18.290 vehicles through Trucks To Go scheme.

Wardle and Keach has added two new MAN vehicles to the current 22-strong fleet after helping MD Simon Elliott through a number of house moves.

Sue Henry, director and general manager of the Northamptonshire-based firm, explained: “We moved Simon’s family to Ireland and back when he took up his role with MAN, and he was a pleasure to deal with.

“We are a family-run firm, with my husband Paul a fellow director and senior sales manager, our son James the operations manager and daughter Hannah Collins the compliance manager, and we like to do business with people who we know and trust. The MAN vehicles are fitted by Bespoke Bodies, another company that we enjoy doing business with, and they were ready to go under the Trucks To Go scheme.

“They will be going on the road under Pickfords livery. We are the first company in the area to operate under the new Pickfords Partners scheme which is still relatively new.”

John Sturt, sales director with Bespoke Bodies in Warrington, added: “We pointed Wardle and Keach in the direction of these two vehicles through our established relationship with MAN.

“We have been building quality bodies for the last 45 years and knew that with a quality MAN chassis it would be a case of total quality running throughout the vehicle.

“We had the bodies fitted and the vehicles were ready under MAN’s Trucks To Go scheme. It is launching MAN in to the removals arena.”

Adam Maher, service partner development manager at Pickfords, said: “We are looking forward to seeing Wardle and Keach’s newest vehicles, the MANs, in the Pickfords livery.

“Under the scheme, which was launched seven months ago, they work as our partners, operating under our colours and as our contractors. It is fantastic that the newest vehicles will be under our livery.”

Scott Munton, MAN sales executive, said: “I first had dealings with Sue and Paul back in the autumn of last year when I invited them to the Movers & Storers show at Silverstone. We had one of these vehicles on display with Bespoke Bodies and were keen to let the removals world know.

“The Trucks to Go scheme meant Wardle and Keach could have the vehicles months ahead of a factory build, and already mated to the build quality of Bespoke’s removals body too,

“With the striking Pickford’s paintwork arranged by John at Bespoke and the requested bolt-ons carried out locally at MAN Northampton, meant they were ready for work in no time!

“The whole transaction with Wardle and Keach has been both fun and entertaining from the initial introduction to the finalising of all the details. I wholeheartedly wish the Henry family all the best of success with their two brand new investments in this new venture with Pickfords.“

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