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Published: 24th August 2023

Ford & Slater DAFaid Emergency Response Vehicles… Officially, Hit the Road!

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Ford & Slater, one of DAF Trucks’ largest and most successful UK franchise dealer groups, have invested over £350,000 into a fleet of seven brand new FORD Transit DAFaid roadside assistance vehicles, the first of which will be officially rolled out in Leeds, Sheffield, Stockton, and Birtley this week.

The new vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art System Edström racking and precision fitted and designed by SM UK.  Ford and Slater Dealer Principal Richard Popplewell, said: “SM UK has done an outstanding job from acquiring the vans on our behalf, designing and converting the interior to meet the our requirements.”

Richard added, “These seven vehicles will play a vital role in providing a rapid roadside response, strengthening our commitment to delivering consistently high aftersales service to truck operators.”

The Chairman of SM UK Steve MacDonald said, “We have a strong team of designers and engineers who genuinely go that extra mile, making sure we provide a vehicle spec that works for the client whether we are providing one or a hundred vehicles.”

Van Conversion Divisional Manager at SM UK Tom Fenton said, “Ford & Slater are a long-standing client of SM UK and as with any client we always build to impress; our solutions are high spec and often bespoke even when planning a full turn-key solution.”

As a result, SM UK have an impressive range of clients from the NHS to utility companies to Ford & Slater Group, with their newly acquired DAFaid vehicles.

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Richard Popplewell, Dealer Principal for Ford & Slater

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Richard Popplewell with Tom Fenton, SM UK Van Divisional Manager