Signal delivers for Unit Movements

Unit Movements, a provider of two-man furniture delivery services across Wales, has commissioned a new fleet of FUSO Canter 7.5-tonners with Bevan box bodies to spearhead its expansion into the west country.

The subject of a flexible hire agreement with Signal Vehicle Solutions, six of the new trucks are now working from Unit Movements’ recently opened distribution centre in Avonmouth. The remaining two are based at the company’s established headquarters in Cardiff.

Unit Movements ordered the latest additions to its fleet after winning an extension to its established agreement, under which it has now been awarded responsibility for deliveries across a huge swathe of additional territory in the south west.

Managing director Ben Thomas said, ‘We set Signal and Bevan a tough, eight-week production timetable for our new trucks but I’m delighted to say they nailed it. Not only were the vehicles delivered on time, but they are also clearly built to an exceptionally high standard.’

Signal Vehicle Solutions was launched earlier this year to provide bespoke contract hire and leasing packages. A sister company to South Wales Mercedes-Benz Dealer Euro Commercials, it is an entirely stand-alone business.

Signal Vehicle Solutions operations director James Mulligan said, ‘We have identified significant potential to grow this venture, and, as our two companies have worked so well together on this occasion, we look forward to doing so in partnership with the Bevan Group.

‘We’re not targeting run-of-the-mill ‘spot hire’ business. Rather, we’re focusing on longer-term contracts at the premium end of the market. We want to work with operators which, like Unit Movements, appreciate the opportunity to run quality products, with high specifications and industry-leading back-up. By aligning ourselves with customers who can be relied upon to look after their equipment, we can maintain high residual values and thereby ensure that our rates remain extremely competitive.’