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David Spear secures contract with logistics & warehousing firm Owens Group

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Dealer David Spear has secured a £750,000 contract to supply a fleet of brand new vans to transport and warehousing company Owens Group.

The contract has seen the delivery of 50 brand new Renault Trafic Panel Vans, all in white, to the firm’s two depots in Newport and Droitwich.

“We are delighted to secure this deal with one of the UK’s leading transport and warehousing group. It signifies the way our business has changed over the last few years. The market for commercial vehicles is highly competitive but our ability to source and distribute new and nearly new vehicles to fleet buyers all over the UK at the right price and within tight deadlines was critical in the Owens’ case,” said Director David Spear.

The stock delivered to Newport will be working out of Owens Group’s new Avonmouth site in Bristol, which is due to open this week. The group also has further plans to open five more new sites during 2018.

Andy Williams, Group Fleet Manager at Owens Group, was David Spear Commercial Vehicles’ main contact for this particular deal. He said: “With an original brief to source between 20 and 30 second-hand, medium sized vans with low mileage, we at first found our search a little difficult. We visited several local dealers all of which struggled to source the quantity and quality of vans we were looking for within the delivery window. That is until we came across David Spear Commercials.”

Owens Group has been delivering across the UK since 1972, currently delivering 30,000 parcels per week and are projected to deliver up to 130,000 a week.

Andy added: “Extremely professional from the very beginning, David Spear was quick to advise on the lack of availability in the market for our specification and even quicker to offer a solution. Needless to say we are delighted with the result and look forward to an ongoing business relationship with David Spear Commercials.”