Torus and Bott unveil new vehicle fleet

North West housing group Torus has unveiled the first of its new 250- strong vehicle fleet following a successful partnership with Bott Limited, the UK’s leading van conversion specialists.

Torus is made up of two housing associations, Helena Homes and Golden Gates Housing Trust, which own and manage 22,000 homes in the mid-Mersey area. Its in-house team carry out over 30,000 repairs a year.

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Given the size and scale of Torus, it was vital that its new fleet could cope with the daily demands of the business. As the number one ranked supplier on the Procurement for Housing (PfH) Vehicle Conversion Framework, Bott was able to work closely with PfH to deliver Torus fit for purpose, value for money solutions. The result for Team Torus is a fleet of state of the art vehicles, with quick and easy access and storage for a wide range of parts and equipment.

Paul Williams, Fleet Manager for Torus said: “We’re delighted to be able to roll out our new vehicles across Warrington and St Helens. Bott have been great partners who have not only helped to create a memorable look that reflects our group corporate identity, but a product that allows us to increase our van stocks via a sophisticated racking system.”

Deborah Stewart-Downs, Business Development Manager for Bott said, “All the stakeholders involved had a clear vision of how important it was to deliver the project on time, so the impact of changing 250 vehicles was planned & managed effectively. The team at Torus have been a pleasure to work with and we are delighted they chose Bott as their conversion partner”

The partnership was celebrated at an official vehicle launch ceremony complete with a Torus van cake created by one of Bott’s own ‘Pink ladies’, who do a tremendous job baking and distance walking to raise money for Help for Heroes and Bott’s own charities of the year.

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