Case Study | Eight seat welfare vehicle
Days Rental is a national vehicle rental company, part of the Day’s Group. The business based in South Wales has a fleet of 12,000 vehicles and specialises in flexible hire periods on cars and a range of commercial vehicles including access lifts, plant transportation and welfare vehicles.
The rental company chooses to buy Cartwright’s eight-seat welfare conversion because their customers prefer the layout over other welfare vehicles on the market. The latest conversion for Days Rental is built on a Ford Transit (L3, H3) and will join their fleet of specialist vans in May.
Cartwright’s welfare vehicle has a patented rear facing toilet that takes up less space in the back of a van than a traditional side facing toilet. This space-saving design frees up room for a bigger messing area fitted with five seats, a table, microwave, hot water boiler and hand wash facilities.
The rear of the van is split between a toilet and a cloak room/drying area with hooks. Each area is accessed separately so users can still enter the back of the van even when the toilet is in use.
Andy Cooke, Account Manager at Days Rental explains: “Our customers prefer to use Cartwright’s welfare vehicle over others we have on fleet due to the layout of the rear compartment which gets rid of any dead space and creates more room in the mess area.”
The vehicle is finished with a hard wearing anti-slip floor and has a lightweight phenolic ply lining. The highly appointed conversion comes with a rear step and tow bar, exterior R65 compliant beacons, rotary air vents, reverse sensors and a white noise alarm.
This is the only welfare conversion with approved manufacturer status from Ford as part of Cartwright’s acceptance onto its Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) Programme. Only a handful of converters in the Country are part of the programme, which proves you can build to Ford’s standards.
We also offer six and seven seat welfare vehicles on a broad range of models with National Small Series Type Approval. Find out more here.