Welsh Police gets its new Vauxhalls

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 4, 2012

Vauxhall has made a deal with the Welsh Police that boosted its position as the biggest automobile supplier to the police forces in the UK. According to the deal, Vauxhall offers the Welsh Police Authorities with vehicles until 2014. It also has the option to extend the contract to 2015. With this contract, it means that 41 of the 52 UK Police Authorities use Vauxhall’s Low and Intermediate Performance Vehicles.

This accounts for 80% of the police force in the UK. Ray Forsey, the South Wales Police Authorities’ Fleet Manager, said that Vauxhall offers fit for purpose top-quality products at a competitive price.

In addition, the North Wales Police will work closely with Vauxhall’s Special Vehicles to offer a specific containment cell in the Astra Sports Tourer so that the Welsh Police Authority can fully make use of their vehicles.

As the biggest supplier to the Police Authorities, Vauxhall will supply about 9,000 new vehicles for the next four years. Dick Ellam, Vauxhall Special Vehicles Manager, said that how it approaches the supply chain is key to its success. He said that the only element it outsources is the delivery of the vehicle to the customer. He also said that other elements are accomplished in-house under its control.

He said that the company is able to make savings for the Police fleets during the time period it takes to bring vehicles into service. Vauxhall models will then be supplied to North Wales Police, Dyfed Powys Police, South Wales Police, and Gwent Police. As part of the deal, Vauxhall will supply Movano Police Protected Support Units (PSUs). The first two authorities in Wales and the UK to order full turnkey vehicles from an automaker are South Wales and Dyfed Powys Police.

Topics: vauxhall, police car

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


Many have been excited with the impending arrival of the next-generation Jeep Wrangler and the new 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which is slated to be the brand’s new range-topping model....
by - October 21, 2016
Chevrolet has taken the wraps off its new Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Tagged as the most extreme fuel-cell-powered...
by - October 21, 2016
Honda has unveiled the fifth generation of its hot-selling SUV – the 2017 Honda CR-V. The latest iteration of the CR-V should help it maintain its benchmark status in the...
by - October 21, 2016
Many are already expecting BMW to launch an ultra luxurious SUV that will serve at its new flagship by late 2018. Larger than the X5 and X6, the new X7...
by - October 21, 2016
Most of you may have heard or already have one of those autonomous home appliances doing the house chores. Thus, it’s not anymore unusual to see a car going places...
by - October 20, 2016