Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a new delivery van conversion for the Volkswagen Crafter, in partnership with Bri-Stor Systems, to meet the growing demand for home deliveries.
The courier and delivery market was forecasted to grow by 23% year-on-year in 2020, with companies recruiting new drivers and investing in larger fleets to fulfil the rising number of online shopping orders, a trend accelerated by COVID-19.
The Volkswagen Crafter delivery van conversion, priced from £5,600 (excluding VAT), helps delivery drivers to maximise the 3.45-metre and 9.9m3 load area. The Crafter parcel delivery van features racking on both sides with foldaway shelves to give drivers day-to-day flexibility for whatever they are delivering. Six telescopic load poles mean smaller packages and larger parcels can be secured and protected as required throughout the cargo area.
This new conversion also features a walk-through bulkhead with roller shutter door, so drivers do not have to stand with the side or rear door wide open in rain searching for a parcel. This also has the added benefit of increased security with load doors open for less time.
Security is further increased with the availability of auto-locking technology. This automatically locks all doors after a set period to give drivers peace of mind when completing deliveries away from their van.
Nick Axtell, specialist sales manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We recognise the importance of home delivery as a critical service to many people and industries, and that a standard panel van doesn’t always fit the bill. Our aim, along with our recognised partner Bri-Stor Systems, was to develop a versatile and adaptable vehicle that maximised the load bay for delivery drivers.”
The Volkswagen Crafter delivery van conversion is available to order from Van Centres now with all outlets complying with the latest government advice on COVID-19.