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ETRUX awarded prestigious Ford Pro Convertor status

Ahead of the Commercial Vehicle (CV) show, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from September 23rd – 25e April, Antrim and Birmingham-based company ETRUX, which operates under the JANS Group, has been awarded the prestigious Ford Pro Convertor status.

ETRUX, which specializes in the design and conversion of lightweight commercial vehicles and assisting fleet operators with the transition from diesel to electric fleets through the Evolve programme, is just one of two companies on the island of Ireland to achieve this esteemed distinction. , providing assurance to customers in both the UK and Irish markets that its vehicles have been converted to the highest standards.

The company further cemented ETRUX as one of the leading manufacturers in the vehicle conversion market, achieving a rate of 95.6%, well above 85%, with the team being rigorously judged on their processes, inventory management and design.

The 3.5T Ford E-Transit Welfare vehicle to be showcased at the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Show

Gerard Galvin, Managing Director of ETRUX and his team. Image: ETRUX

“I am pleased that ETRUX has been awarded Ford Pro Convertor status. Our team works extremely hard to deliver the very best quality vehicle solutions to our customers – and that has now been proven,” he says Gerard Galvin, Managing Director of ETRUX.

“We are committed to delivering excellence and continuous improvement is something we pride ourselves on at ETRUX. Completing programs such as Ford Pro Convertor status is extremely valuable and beneficial as it ensures we can continue to offer this to our customers in the future.”

Praising ETRUX for its recent status, Paul O’Sullivan at Ford added: “I would like to extend my congratulations to Gerard, Gareth and the entire team at ETRUX on what is an excellent achievement, and certainly no small feat.

“At Ford, we have built our reputation on delivering vehicles of the highest quality standards and to continue to do this for years to come, we will continue to work with the very best industry partners. We strive to maintain the highest standards for all our vehicles, with safety and comfort paramount.”

Meanwhile, ETRUX will launch its new Ford E-Transit Welfare vehicle at the Commercial Vehicle Show, the company’s latest addition to its converted electric van range, ideal for organizations in the construction, engineering, utility, film and mobile medical industries sector.

In addition to the company’s EVolve programme, Gerard claims that the launch of these electric-only vehicles will play a vital role in the UK government’s Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) mandate and will go a long way in helping companies achieve the Achieve Net Zero target.

“There are numerous benefits to switching to electric vehicles and through EVolve we want to show fleet owners and transport managers across sectors that the transition can be achieved with minimal stress and disruption to daily operations,” explains Gerard.

“Our expert team will work with our customers to guide them through the entire process, from conducting the initial feasibility study to supplying the right product and ultimately managing the disposal of vehicles at end of life.

“We are all acutely aware of the lower operating costs, reduced noise pollution, improved driving experience and positive environmental impact that the switch to electric vehicles will provide. We are confident that our new Ford E-Transit vehicle range will provide businesses with a reliable solution to meet their needs and requirements.

“We are very excited to showcase the 3.5T Ford E-Transit Welfare vehicle at the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Show, together with our charging infrastructure and GRP partners.”

In addition, a new temperature-controlled E-Transit Trizone vehicle is currently being developed together with ETRUX, which will serve supermarkets and other delivery services for perishable goods.

The ETRUX team will be exhibiting on stand 5D88 with members of the Evolve Consultancy team, conversion specialists, GRP sister company JANS Composites and charging infrastructure partner Weev.