Van sales to small fleets up 91% reports Motorpoint

The Transit is still popular with small companies
The Transit is still popular with small companies

Small businesses in the market for vans are turning to supermarkets in a bid to save money, according to Motorpoint.

The dealer said it sold one van every 51 minutes in October to companies with fewer than 10 employees – that’s 329 units and a 91% like-for-like monthly increase in sales.

The most popular model was the Ford Transit 300 MWB, which Motorpoint is selling new for £10,999.

In 2008 the company said it sold 44,000 vehicles, providing savings of more than £110m on franchised dealer recommended retail prices.

Jon Baird, head of commercial sales at Motorpoint, said: “The message about the great deals on offer is clearly getting through to the UK’s business community – they have been snapping up a record number of vans from us.”

Published by emmabutcher

Emma has been CAT's editor since January 2008. There isn't much she doesn't know about the aftermarket - and her favourite topic is definitely BER!

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