Birmingham light commercial vehicle specialist LDV has clinched a multimillion pound deal to supply 750 LDV MAXUS panel vans to Home Delivery Network.
Formed in May 2005 from the merger of Business Express and Reality, Home Delivery Network has an extensive client base including Marks & Spencers, Argos and Littlewoods Shop Direct Group.
With 7,500 employees, the company covers the whole of the UK from 58 depots, and offers a uniquely accessible track and trace facility for every single parcel delivered by their 3500 local drivers.
The new range of MAXUS vans will be used to deliver over 150 million items to UK homes every year, ranging from fresh flowers to larger items such as televisions and boxes of wine.
Frank Henderson, Home Delivery Network operations director for support services, said: "LDV has worked hard to produce a quality, good looking new product that meets our new corporate identity.
"The company has been able to deliver a Britishmade, fit for purpose vehicle, which also combines a sophisticated car- like driving experience.
"With 60,000 parcels to deliver to homes across the UK every hour, we're happy that our drivers will enjoy a pleasant and comfortable drive in their new vans."
Kevin Childs, LDV UK national accounts manager, worked with Home Delivery Network to ensure that all products meet their exact needs.
Handing over the vehicles, he said: "LDV and Home Delivery Network share many of the same high standards.
"We are extremely proud to have enjoyed such a rewarding relationship for many years and believe this reflects our commitment to both supplying excellent product and customer service."
LDV designs, manufactures and distributes one of the widest range of panel vans and their derivatives in Europe.
The company currently markets three product ranges: MAXUS, Convoy and Pilot.