Mar 23, 2020

  • Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will deliver 134 new Crafter vans to Murphy Plant
  • All vehicles will be converted with specialist racking equipment
  • Murphy Plant is one of the largest providers of plant, transport and equipment in the UK
  • Reliability and flexible servicing options were key factors in deal

Milton Keynes, UK – Murphy Plant is bolstering its fleet with 134 Volkswagen Crafters, bringing its total fleet to over 1,000 vans. Each Volkswagen Crafter will feature bespoke conversions including new racking systems. The vans will all be supplied by Alan Day Volkswagen Van Centre.

Murphy Plant is one of the leading suppliers of plant, transport and equipment in the UK, providing a broad range of equipment including specialist assets for ground engineering, pipeline testing, tunneling, rail and more. The Volkswagen Crafters will be added to Murphy’s extensive fleet of vehicles which are used to transport equipment across the UK.

The new vans will all be fitted with bespoke conversions including specialist racking systems specifically designed for the projects to help safely store and transport equipment up and down the country. All conversions have been done by Bott Ltd.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles was chosen by Murphy Plant because it offers the most comprehensive package, whilst delivering fuel economy and an exceptional aftersales service with extended opening hours.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles rolled out extended opening hours across its network of Van Centres in 2017 as part of its Working With You brand promise. The service not only accommodates changes in businesses’ working hours and gives customers greater choice and flexibility, but also helps minimise the impact of costly downtime.

Tony Murphy, Fleet Manager from the Murphy Group, commented: “We invest heavily in our fleets to ensure we can provide the best customer service as efficiently as possible so it was crucial for us to choose a competent and reliable van partner to help bolster our fleet.

“The complete package offered by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles including its excellent Crafter vans, range of conversions and extensive aftersales options meant this was an easy choice for us.”

Claire English, Head of Fleet for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Murphy Plant to supply a fleet of Crafter vans. We have worked extensively with the customer to ensure the vans are designed exactly to their needs and feature a completely bespoke body paint and livery to fit with their corporate branding. We look forward to continuing to work with Murphy Plant in the future.”

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Note to editors: Electronic images accompany this release showing the Murphy Plant fleet.

Murphy_02 shows left to right, Tony Murphy, Fleet Manager at Murphy Group with Matt Belsom, Area Fleet Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Murphy_03 shows left to right Mark Terry, Group Fleet Manager at Alan Day, Tony Murphy Fleet Manager at Murphy Plant Ltd, Matt Belsom, Area Fleet Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Kevin Woodward, Managing Director at Bott Ltd

About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:
Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, California camper and the Amarok pick-up. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Every van also comes backed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ‘Working With You’ promise. It’s a commitment to work in partnership with businesses, providing them with the best products and aftersales support, whether they’re buying one or a thousand vans. For more information visit

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