Vauxhall supplies 150 Vivaros to Hoover Candy


Vauxhall fleet manager, Andy Savage, shakes hands with Neil Parsons of Hoover Candy.

Vauxhall has expanded its relationship with Hoover Candy, providing 150 Brit-built Vivaro vans to the domestic-appliance giant on top of the the 36 vans supplied a year ago.


The vans will be delivered in stages between 2015 and 2017, by which time Hoover Candy’s van fleet will consist solely of Vauxhall vehicles.


Hoover Candy has ordered the L1 H1 Vivaro variant with a 1.6 120PS BiTurbo engine, providing drivers with range-topping fuel consumption and improved CO2 figures. Rear-parking sensors, bespoke internal racking and Hoover livery will be fitted to each model ahead of delivery.


With nationwide UK operations, Hoover Candy’s service engineers will use the vans to carry out essential maintenance work and appliance services, so vehicle reliability and running costs were a key concern in deciding to add the new Vivaros to the fleet.


“Since adding the initial 36 Vivaros to our fleet last year, we have been able to see how well they perform in real-world conditions for our operations,” said Neil Parsons, Fleet Operations Manager at Hoover Candy. “Not only have the vehicles really impressed us, but so have the high levels of service provided by the Vauxhall team.”


“We are proud that Hoover Candy has decided to extend the number of Vauxhall models in its fleet, as it shows that the vehicles have been performing to a high level across the company’s national operations,” said Andy Savage, National Fleet Sales Manager at Vauxhall. “These Vivaros provide Hoover Candy with the best fleet solution for its service engineers, helping them maintain their high levels of service.”