Ford has revealed their recently launched Qualified Vehicle Modifier Program, announcing the first seven QVM converters.
From refrigerated load carriers and tipper trucks to wheelchair-accessible people carriers, Ford have promised top quality assurance when converting commercial vehicles. The seven QVM converters announced are Allied Vehicles, CoTrim Conversions, CPD Bodies, GM Coachworks, McElmeel Mobility Services, Paneltex and VFS.
All Ford QVM converters have to meet the same standards in manufacture and quality control as the company, with each area being regularly assessed by Ford. They must also prove that their converted vehicles have followed Ford’s Body and Equipment Mounting Manual (BEMM) and that they follow quality control processes.
Additionally, QVM participants must offer a warranty for the conversion that matches Ford’s own warranty in terms of mileage and duration and have adequate liability insurance.
“The introduction of more QVM converters will give buyers the peace of mind that the specialist they are buying from is accredited by Ford,” said Dave Petts, Ford Transit product manager. “The Transit range now offers customers an even wider choice of vehicles to meet their individual business needs.”
The UK’s medium conversion market will grow by over 15 per cent in two years, from 42,000 vehicles in 2015 to 46,000 last year and topping 50,000 in 2017.