Skipton Ford’s Andrew Busfield (left) and Damian Smith, hand over four transit vans, with more to come, to Christine Howson of Euro-Tran. Skipton-based logistics firm Euro-Tran Despatch has increased its fleet with the arrival of four Ford Transit vans from local dealer Skipton Ford. Part of the APC Overnight courier network, Euro-Tran Despatch has seen a 20 per cent rise in business over the last 12 months and so needed the new vehicles to keep pace with demand.
The new vehicles will be based at their Airedale Business Park depot. The deal with Skipton Ford maintains a 20-year relationship which dates back to the courier buying its very first Ford Transit in 1986. At the handover for Skipton Ford was Andrew Busfield, Andrew handled the first transaction almost two decades ago.
David Howson, co-founder of Euro-Tran Despatch, said: “It’s only recently that Skipton Ford has been able to supply us with the larger model Transits. As soon as we became aware of the option, we took the plunge. We employ a keep-it-local philosophy,Where possible all our budget is spent locally. Skipton Ford have an excellent service facility right on our doorstep, its a good product, and of course there’s Andrew, how could we go wrong?”
Complete with fresh APC Overnight livery, the new vehicles will assist in servicing some 300 local accounts in the Skipton and Keighley areas. Euro-Tran Despatch also collects goods on a daily basis from Skipton Ford’s highly successful parts division, these are then despatched to major outlets across the UK, So its a two way trading relationship… around a thousand parcels and 200 pallets can pass through the Skipton depot on a daily basis.