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Northern Ireland Electricity Networks have renewed their partnership with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles by adding 28 Crafter Panel vans to their fleet.

Volkswagen Crafter panel van

The Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) Networks are responsible for 47,000 kilometers of underground and overhead cabling that delivers electricity to 850,000 homes and businesses across Northern Ireland.

Currently comprised of over 400 vehicles, NIE Networks have added an additional 28 Crafter CVs to their fleet as part of their regular replacement vehicle programme.

The network opted for the Crafter CR35 MWB panel van which due to its spacious load capacity, rear-wheel drive functionality and ability to take bespoke conversions, thanks to this each of the new Crafter vans will be equipped with specially fit racking solutions installed.

David Corry, supply chain and fleet manager for NIE Networks has said, "As the network company, we have a responsibility to ensure homes and businesses across Northern Ireland have a reliable electricity supply. It was the reliability and the first-rate aftersales service offered by Volkswagen which helped to make it an easy decision when it came to replacing vehicles on the fleet. We have had excellent experience in the past with Volkswagen, and we’re pleased to continue the relationship."