Foray's Major Part in Transit Van Plan

Foray Motor Group is to play a significant part in a new Ford initiative to support Transit van users.

 Ford is launching 100 “Transit Centres” across the UK, offering new high-tech showrooms, elevated after sales and service standards, and extended opening hours - two of these will be within Foray’s existing network.

The new Transit Centres will provide a cutting-edge environment to showcase the next generation of commercial vehicles to customers, supporting the launch of Ford’s Transit24 aftersales programme, announced in February this year. Its aimed is to minimise vehicle downtime and reduce whole life costs for operators.

Each Transit Centre site will have a dedicated CV sales team as well as Ford-trained technicians and offer specialised workshop equipment, tools and training, to manage all service, maintenance and warranty work.

Transit24 will offer while-you-wait servicing to suit the customer, including regular late night appointments, and will respond within 20 minutes to online service booking requests made through Epyx 1Link. Collection and delivery of vehicles can also be arranged and every vehicle leaves the dealership washed and ready for work.

Elwyn Pritchard, Foray Group commercial vehicles director, says the two new centres will be a significant investment for Foray.

“We are currently deciding which of our facilities to upgrade, but as a major national supplier of Transit in all its derivatives we have access to vast stock levels to let us offer the best prices,” he adds.

“This new initiative will help ensure that our growing number of Transit customers enjoy the full benefits of their vans during the working day and with the exciting new range of Transit Courier, Transit Connect, Transit Custom, and Transit by the end of next year we are anticipating major growth in Transit business across the Group.

“This investment will provide the vital support that our growing number of customers needs.”