Glendale Places 100-vehicle Order on Ford's Centenary
One of Ford’s loyal customers, Glendale, which is a grounds and countryside management services provider, has placed a special centenary order consisting of one vehicle for every year that the Blue Oval has traded in Britain.
“The team at Gordons Ford knows exactly what we require from our fleet, what specifications we need, and provide an excellent service to us through the life of a vehicle. The relationship between Glendale, Ford and Gordons spans many years and is testament to the quality of the product and the service they provide," commented Stuart Darbyshire, Commercial Director at Glendale.
So just how proud are they of their Fords? Very, as Glendale’s vehicle fleet currently stands at around 650, of which 90 percent are Ford models.
The company originally planed for a 97-vehicle order for its countrywide fleet, but the opportunity to mark Ford of Britain’s centenary celebrations – and those of Ford dealer Gordons of Bolton – proved too be too good to pass up.
That’s because Gordons of Bolton is also celebrating its centenary this year having entered into its first agreement with Ford in 1911 to become one of Ford's first dealers.
The 100 orders vehicles are drawn from the full Ford commercial range, including Ford Fiesta Van, Ford Ranger, Ford Transit Connect and Ford Transit. Most have been converted for horticultural and arboricultural work.