Asset Alliance Group supplies Furniture Village with trucks

November 14, 2022

The UK’s largest independent furniture retailer, Furniture Village, has renewed its six-year relationship with Asset Alliance Group by refreshing part of its home delivery fleet of 15 MAN and eight DAF trucks.

The 7.5 tonne DAF LF 180 and MAN TGL 7.190 vehicles, which will be delivered under a five-year full-service lease, will each make around 10 deliveries per day from 15 nationwide distribution centres.

The new trucks are part of a 76-strong home delivery fleet for the company, which opened its first store in Abingdon in 1989 and will open its 55th store in Colchester later this year.

Group Logistics Controller at Furniture Village, Carl Hood, says: “Our shiny new blue vehicles are really turning heads. They are great for business and increase the reputation of the company.

“When you have nice trucks with smartly dressed drivers, people understand better that you take a professional approach to their furniture.”

After five years of operating manual transmission vans, Furniture Village specified automatic transmissions for the new vehicles to suit driver preferences.

Each is equipped with a stowable tail lift to help teams handle heavier furniture items, as well as a Spillard camera system to assist drivers with inner-city deliveries.

The Slough-based furniture retailer already operates a core fleet of trucks supplied by Asset Alliance Group, having phased out its first vehicles in 2016.

Hood says, “We’re regular customers for a reason. The great thing about Asset Alliance Group is the team’s excellent communication and ability to help us source everything we need to maintain our quality home delivery fleet.

“They offer competitive pricing and unmatched customer service, so we’re only too happy to continue our strong relationship with the company.”

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