Here at SB Components we have world class facilities with the latest equipment and technology, enabling us to deliver high quality precision engineering and bespoke solutions to all of our customers. Since the introduction of type approval in 2014, we have seen considerable growth within our fleet division because not only do our customers - such as John Lewis, Network Rail, BT, Royal Mail and Asda - want their fleet of vehicles to be as profitable and safe as possible, they also require them to be legally operational. This is where our fleet division really does come into its own and sets us apart from the rest, because we never stand still and are always innovating and designing unique solutions that the vehicle manufacturer cannot.
This has given us the opportunity to continue to increase our fleet product range so not only are we meeting our customer’s expectations we are also exceeding them, which adds profitability and safety across all their vehicles.
Our fleet division has recently experienced impressive growth. In 2018 we converted over 1000 fleet vehicles for principal clients which included retailers and logistics companies such as Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, John Lewis, BT, Network Rail, Freshlinc, DHL, UPS, DPD and Royal Mail. As a result, we are excited and proud to announce a £3M investment into a new 25,000 square foot, 17 bay, purpose-built fleet facility which will be fully operational in September 2019. This investment will further increase our capacity and product offering giving us the capability of working on 32 vehicles at any one time.
Our range of products is massive and by offering such as a diverse range we truly are a one-stop shop, saving time and money for our fleet customers in vehicle movements and build times, which is even more valuable when we are dealing with large fleet numbers. Products such as fifth wheels, aerodynamic air kits, Tiss anti-siphon devices, in-cab electrical devices and additional lights, warning alarms, camera products, and our unique fuel saving and safe reverse punch full catwalk, the "Alfie". These are just a few of the options available to our fleet clients, all of which comply with the latest type approval guidelines.
All our products within the Truck and Bus Industry our designed and engineered under strict guidelines, have a full two years warranty for parts and labour and are all manufactured and installed under "European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval" (ECWVTA). So in working with us not only are your vehicles operating safely but also legally.
To complete the product range and services that you will experience when dealing with our fleet division why not collect the vehicle fully painted specific to your company colours and sign written making the most of our one-stop shop package that we offer unlike anyone else within the industry.
Being members of SMMT and keeping close to the industry means we are often at the forefront when it comes to changes within the industry. An example of this is the rise in safety systems within the industry, which has grown over recent years for projects such as Crossrail, Hinkley Point C, and HS2.
Close customer relationships is always key within a people industry but this is even more important when dealing with the fleet engineers as they know exactly what their vehicles need and more importantly what the business requires. This ensures a total vehicle solution is exactly what you will experience when dealing with our fully skilled trained engineers that are situated at the fleet division.
We are also approved installers and suppliers for all the chassis manufacturers including Scania Mercedes, Daf, Iveco, Renault, Volvo and MAN.
We are excited with what the future will bring not only to SB Components but more importantly to our customers and with a committed and dynamic team we plan for an exciting and positive future.