Allied Vehicles Group recently launched a new initiative to show our vehicle assemblers how their work impacts our customers.
Scott Kane works assembling the Peugeot Rifter HorizonTM and put himself forward to go to Edinburgh to deliver a brand-new HorizonTM to Jim and Janet Grant. This would give him the chance to see where the vehicles he had worked on went after they left the site.
The customer being given the keys, Janet, said “We had a Peugeot Partner HorizonTM for five years and came straight back to Allied when we needed a new wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) because they had been so good. It’s a lovely car and it’ll make a big difference”.
Scott spoke to Janet about the change having a wheelchair accessible vehicle made to her and her husbands’ life. He was a fireman for 30 years, but 20 years ago was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. The new HorizonTM will allow Jim and Janet to get around together in comfort and style.
Janet also told us how Jim had taught her to drive when she was 17. She said, “He helped me to learn that skill and I enjoy using it to get us both around”.
After handing over the keys and wishing Mr and Mrs Grant all the best Scott said, “It was really rewarding seeing how happy the customers were. I feel really proud of the work the guys and I do. It’s an eye-opening experience getting to see where the car goes after we’ve finished working on it.”
Our core purpose is, ‘we move people and make a difference to their lives’ and our vehicle assembler, Scott got to see this with his own eyes.