Robert Heath Heating Adds New Citroën Berlingo Van Enterprise To Its Nationwide Van Fleet
Long-standing Citroën van customer Robert Heath Heating is adding the first New Berlingo Van models to its nationwide installation and maintenance fleet. The vans will replace existing Citroën vans on their 200 strong fleet that have reached the end of their contracts. The new Berlingo vans will also be joined by a delivery of the larger Citroën Dispatch model.
Specialist gas contract business Robert Heath Heating has just taken delivery of their latest batch of Citroën vans as part of the company’s regular fleet replacement programme. The company is a long-standing Citroën customer, operating a fleet of around 200 Citroën vans including New Berlingo Van and Dispatch models.
The latest additions are among the first New Berlingo Vans to join the Robert Heath Heating fleet and are part of a larger order for over 80 Citroën vans. The New Berlingo Van models are all 1.5-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S Manual M 1000 Enterprise models which feature a high level of standard equipment including; air conditioning, rear parking sensors, cruise control with variable speed limiter, automatic electronic parking brake, an alarm, heated and electric folding door mirrors, Extenso® modular folding passenger bench seat with pivoting writing table and load-through bulkhead, DAB radio with steering mounted controls, two USB ports and 8” colour touchscreen offering Apple Car Play™, Android Auto and MirrorLink® and front fog lights with cornering function. This is in addition to the standard equipment fitted to all New Berlingo Vans which includes: ESC with Hill Start Assist, remote central locking with deadlocks and separate locking for the cab, a full height bulkhead, electric front windows, electrically adjustable door mirrors, rake and reach adjustable driver’s seat, automatic headlights, Citroën Connect Box with Emergency and Assistance system and six tie-down hooks in the load area.
In addition to New Berlingo Van, the order from Robert Heath Heating also includes Citroën Dispatch Panel Van M BlueHDi models. The deal has been financed by Free2Move Lease.
The latest vans will be used by the company’s nationwide team of installation and maintenance engineers. The vans have been fitted out with ply-lining and internal racking plus roof mounted pipe tubes, to help the engineers carry parts and equipment safely and efficiently.
Stuart Cocks, Commercial Director at Robert Heath Heating, commented: “The new arrivals from Citroën will replace existing Citroën models in our van fleet which have given us three to four years of great service. Our vans lead a hard life, carrying all the kit that our engineers need to provide the service our customers expect. Good payload and reliability are essential for us.
“We have chosen Enterprise spec for the New Berlingo Van and Dispatch models because it gives our drivers equipment like air conditioning to keep them cool and reversing sensors to avoid accidents and damage. Citroën Connect Box gives our engineers peace of mind too, with emergency assistance available at the touch of a button if it’s needed.”
Martin Gurney, Groupe PSA Fleet Director, commented: “Robert Heath Heating are loyal Citroën customers and I’m proud to say we have been supplying them with new Citroën vans for some 12 years. The latest batch of New Berlingo Vans are fitted with Citroën Connect Box with Emergency and Assistance as standard, giving Robert Heath Heating access to service and maintenance monitoring as well as emergency assistance if needed.
“Enterprise specification gives car-like levels of equipment for the drivers, while the high payload 1000 models provide excellent payload flexibility for the constantly varying loads that the Robert Heath Heating team need to carry.”
New Berlingo Van has been racking up the awards since it was launched last year. This includes ‘International Van of the Year’ 2019, ‘Fleet Van of the Year’ in the 2019 Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards, ‘Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year’ and ‘Light Van of the Year’ at the 2019 What Van? Awards, ‘Small Van of the Year’ from Company Car and Van magazine and ‘Van of the Year’ and ‘Best Small Van’ in the 2019 Trade Van Driver magazine awards.