Allied Vehicles, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of adapted and special purpose vehicles, posted record monthly sales figures for February, selling 487 units.
This represents one of the highest monthly performances in the company’s twenty year history (502 units, in August 2007) and the best ever return for February.
Over the past two years Allied has created 43 new jobs, employing an all time high of 371 people at its 20-acre manufacturing plant in Possilpark, Glasgow and in sales and distribution teams across the UK.
Throughout the economic downturn Allied continued to perform profitably, with sales volumes now growing again. Annual turnover in 2012 was £65.8 million, up 19% on 2008.
Managing director, Paul Nelson, comments: “Our business has continued to remain profitable when other manufacturers experienced tough times during the recession. We operate in niche markets, producing adapted and special purpose vehicles for our customers who require vehicles tailored to suit their particular needs.
“At our 100,000 square feet production facility, we manufacture wheelchair accessible vehicles for private individuals, families and carers, care homes, healthcare providers, local authorities and community transport groups. We also specialise in purpose-built andwheelchair accessible taxis and are looking to expand into other types of adapted vehicles as well.
“We’ve worked hard to make sure that our business model is streamlined, flexible and efficient. At the heart of everything we do is innovation which drives our growth and maintains our market leading position.”
Paul concludes: “We’re delighted with our latest sales performance – in what is not normally a strong month for the automotive sector – and look forward to building on this to ensure a strong finish to the year in quarter four. The current trend in orders is great news for the company, for our loyal workforce and for our future expansion plans.”