Apr 20, 2011 0
Ashwoods won the 2011 Express and Echo Award for Innovation in their April Awards ceremony. Mark Roberts, Managing Director of Ashwoods said “We are very happy to be recongnised for our Innovation, especially by a local publication likethe Express & Echo, all of our staff read the paper!”
On a cold morning in late April Ashwoods travelled to London to meet Boris Johnson and become one of the partners of the Low Emission Zone Vehicle Replacement Scheme. Over 70,000 London van and mini bus drivers will be effected by the new LEZ rules coming into effect in January 2012. These rules mean that vehicle that are 10 years old or more are charged £100 a day to enter the zone unless they upgrade to a new vehicle.
Ashwoods is on hand to aid these drivers with a trade in offer that gives them: £500 off their old van; A new discounted Ashwoods EcoDrive Transit with fuel saving technology that saves between 5-15% on fuel use and the peace of mind that they can order now and take delivery of their van anytime between now and the changes. Ashwoods Head of Sales David Balchin ssaid “The Interest we are getting from the LEV rule change is great. We are getting drivers trading in old vans for new ones. Some of them are a little grumpy that they have to do this, however once we explain that they will be saving up to 15% on their fuel bills, they seem a lot happier!
Furthermore April also saw the debut of Ashwoods at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham. Ashwoods had a prominent stand and were showcasing some of their latest technologies including the Ashwoods EcoDrive and the Ashwoods Hybrid Transit. David Balchin, Head of Sales said “The show provided us with a terrific platform to show the CV market our products and how we can help save them money and reduce their emissions. We were busy on the stand and look forward to dealing with the new customers that we met through the show.