John F Hunt benefits from switching van supplier

John F Hunt benefits from switching van supplier

Major construction industry player John F Hunt has switched to a new van supplier, in the shape of independent broker Vanaways.

Since moving its acquisitions to the Bristol-based specialist in early 2023, John F Hunt has already taken delivery of more than 100 new vehicles – and more are arriving all the time.

All are supplied via funding partner Holman, the two companies having worked closely together to meet their client’s requirements. Vehicles delivered so far include Ford Ranger and Nissan Navara 4×4 pickups, and 3.5-tonne and smaller car-derived vans from Citroen, Ford, Fiat, Peugeot and Volkswagen. They have joined a 350-strong fleet, spread across the UK.

John F Hunt group finance director Ian Saville said: “Historically we’ve tended to source our vehicles direct from manufacturers but following supply chain issues in the post-pandemic period, we decided to look at alternatives. It turned out to be a wise move.

“As an independent supplier, with a web of sourcing avenues, Vanaways has been able to come up with the vehicles we need very quickly and with minimal hassle or headache. The fact that they’re not tied to any one manufacturer also means we have access to models from a wide variety of brands, all in one place.”

He continued: “This flexibility means we can get vehicles in without delay, when we need them, which is very advantageous when taking on new contracts or adding recruits to our teams. Speed of delivery is often among the most important considerations, more so than a specific make or model.”

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