Nigel Clarke, head of aftersales and operations at Arriva Bus and Coach, said the fit out of the vans had hugely improved the effectiveness of the firm’s mobile technician team.
He added: “The storage systems and technology that SM UK have installed for us have been a game changer. The entire system is bespoke to us and it means parts and equipment are easily accessible, do not get mixed up and are stored safely, all of which increases efficiency.
“We carry air conditioning maintenance kit, which has to be stored safely, and that now has its own purpose-built secure carrier within the new system.
“Perhaps most important though is the boost the newly fitted-out vans have given to team morale. Our field technicians now have clean, dry and well-lit conditions in which to work, and they can see that Arriva are investing in them.
“Ultimately, we aim to offer a premier service to our clients, and the guys working at the coal face now have premier equipment to carry out their job.”