CBS Invests in Carbon Commitment

|Source: Community Building Services

CBS invests in Volkswagen vans with BlueMotion technology to lower carbon emissions and improve fuel efficiency.

Community Building Services (CBS) Ltd, which is a national repairs and maintenance provider for the social housing sector and is part of the Affinity Sutton Group, as instructed Chelmsford Volkswagen Van Centre to provide 71 vans with the efficient and economical Volkswagen Transporter and Crafter BlueMotion vans.   

The Volkswagen BlueMotion range provides commercial vehicle operators of all sizes, the potential to reduce fuel and running costs, thus saving money. CBS will now benefit from drivers spending less time in fuel stations and more time providing customers with a service.

- Chris Bunce,
Head of business at Chelmsford Volkswagen Van Centre

As part of a 5 year replacement programme, CBS will use the new vans to support almost 140 trade operatives to provide maintenance and repairs for approximately 24,000 homes. 

In addition to providing repairs and maintenance services, CBS also provides a facilities management service for 17 children’s homes across Hertfordshire.   

Colin Gallaugher, commercial director for CBS, said:

“We wanted to acquire a fleet with an outstanding all-around performance, great residual values, but above all excellent fuel economy. The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ BlueMotion range meets those needs and stands out as an excellent investment. Our aim is to provide a quality service to our clients and their residents, so it’s vital that we have a fleet of vehicles which can meet the high standards of reliability to enable us to provide our services.”

Chris Bunce, head of business at Chelmsford Volkswagen Van Centre added:

“The Volkswagen BlueMotion range provides commercial vehicle operators of all sizes, the potential to reduce fuel and running costs, thus saving money. CBS will now benefit from drivers spending less time in fuel stations and more time providing customers with a service. This is obviously a great deal for Chelmsford Volkswagen Van Centre and the hard work of our fleet sales executive, Graham Marfleet."

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