Fleet Care is the UK market leader in providing CVIT (cash and valuables in transit), Pharmaceutical Delivery Vehicles and Utility vehicles. We provide the most reliable vehicles with the lowest through-life running costs.

Vehicle Conversions

Due to demand, Fleet Service moved from system repairs, design and installation into full vehicle conversions. We have experience of several different types of conversions from constructing a safe to be fitted into a vehicle of undisclosed make and model (built from customers specifications) to tri-axle trailers with tractor units, and 26 tonne trunkers with everything in between. Any make and model can be catered for but there is a general rule of thumb for these kinds of conversions which has become ‘industry standard’. We try to keep to this rule which will be explained upon application of enquiry. Some of our conversions are very discreet and can be hard to tell that they are modified. Others have the obvious visual deterrent.

We offer full after-sales support for all our vehicle conversions.

Specialist Conversions

Temperature Controlled Pharmaceutical Delivery - Medivanpanel_van

Medivan is a pharmaceutical delivery vehicle built to individual requirements. Its features include dual compartment ambient temperature control and automated operation and control throughout. Delivery time, temperature and location are logged and traceable.

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Dog Vans - Utility Vans - Electric Vehiclespanel_van

Converted for a local authority dog warden, this van features cooling fans, galvanised doors and privacy glass. It is fully fibreglass lined with wash-out drains.

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CIT - Cash and Valuables in Transitbox_vanpanel_vantruck

FSL have been involved in the security industry for over 30 years. As can be seen from the examples, FSL can cater for all types and sizes of security vehicles from a small Mercedes Citan van up to a 44-tractor unit and trailer.

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Service Engineer's Vehiclepanel_van

This van's conversion involved the design and fitting of racking system, LED lighting and heavy duty locking systems.

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Goods Vehiclesbox_vanpanel_vantruck

All types of goods vehicles can be supplied, from basic box vehicles to flat bed vehicles for plant or small loads including beaver tails.

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Vehicle Conversions

The conversion consists of the panelling, mechanical assemblies and all electronics (if any) to control the conversion. They are built with maintenance in mind so repairs are easily facilitated. Components used in the conversion have a long service life and spares are available although some items are bespoke and require specialist production. This gives us the ability to utilise the conversion again when the chassis is at the end of its life. If you have a vehicle that is approaching ‘retirement’ then we can swap the conversion from one vehicle to your new chassis of the same make and model.

We are conversant in all types of armour to produce the required ballistic protection for your needs. This includes steel armour, lightweight armour and polyethylene armour. We are also able to supply glass with the required ballistic level of protection. All ballistic products come with certification as required.Chassis modifications and axle configurations are also catered for and supplied with the relevant VOSA documentation. Base vehicle / chassis specification and procurement services are also offered.

Specialist Vehicle conversions and UK support

Fleet Service has a division within the Company that designs and builds specialist vehicles for various markets. The primary markets for this side of the business are CVIT (Cash and Valuables In Transit), Pharmaceutical Delivery vehicles and Utility vehicles.

In these fields Fleet Service is the UK market leader in providing the most reliable vehicles whilst at the same time affording the end user with the lowest through life running costs. This is achieved by a rigorous process of understanding the client's requirements and budget and then working with the client to deliver them the correct tool for the job. All conversions are supported in the field by our team of field based engineers who attend clients' depots to maintain the Specialist equipment fitted to the vehicles.

Fleet Service fully understands that no two clients operate their fleets in exactly the same way. This is why all of our vehicle conversions and control systems are specific to each individual customer.

We are able to achieve this because we initially require a full understanding of the client's daily operation. Because of the lean manufacturing process’s we follow we are efficient and flexible when it comes to specification changes. A key feature of Fleet Service is that we have our own in house electrical design team who also carry out software writing, software changes as and if required.

There has been a substantial increase over the last 20 years of ever more supplementary electrical equipment being fitted to vehicles. Due to the very complex systems that we design and fit into the market place we have considerable experience in managing electrical requirements.

At Fleet Service every installation follows a strict pre design process to determining the correct power supply required and the ability of the vehicle to be able to manage that supply adequately whilst at the same time limiting any driver input as far as possible. All vehicle conversions are carried out with the aim of providing a product that will provide a reliable, cost effective solution for the life of the asset. The lifetime running cost is paid particular attention to when the initial specification is drawn up prior to agreement.

BSI ISO accredited Workshop Service and design facilities

The scope of registration covers vehicle maintenance and design of vehicles and systems By following this process in conjunction with our documented COP (Conformity Of Production) procedures Fleet Service ensure not only the correct product is built but also ensures its compliance with the recent VCA requirements.

VCA - Vehicle Certification Agency

Fleet Service Ltd has achieved the status of a recognised N1 Enhancement Scheme Approved Converter which means we have passed the VCA’s high standards to carry out modifications and document accordingly to allow us to self certify specific conversions.

The Process

An initial review is carried out with the client to determine their exact requirements. At this point an understanding is also gained of their operation requirements find issues they may have with the vehicle type they currently operate.

From this point a basic vehicle design is drafted. This is carried out by using Autocad software for the vehicle design and layout.

At the second review meeting this design is discussed and verified with the client. At this stage a full review is also carried out with regards to any electrical installations that are to be installed.

Vehicle wiring harness design and panel designs are also carried out in house with the use of specialist software packages. Once these have been verified they are sent to specialist harness and panel manufacturers to be assembled. For smaller volume builds the actual wiring harnesses are manufactured on our premises.

All wiring is documented and then formatted into wiring diagrams for the assembly department and field support engineers.

A final pre-production review is held with the client to confirm specification is correct. The vehicle can now go into production. The vehicle now follows the full COP to ensure compliance.

Bespoke manufacture and design solutions

Fleet Service has the ability to react to short lead times aligned with rapid prototyping to resolve any urgent operational issues. Many of these upgrades have and can be fitted on site by our team of mobile engineers.

In the example below. a custodial vehicle’s escape release hatches were causing false activations for the operators. Fleet Service designed kits for 440 vehicle, produced installation documents and distributed the kits around the UK for local fitment. This was completed in less than three weeks from final design sign off.

Further examples of bespoke solutions

  • Large Key capacity safe
  • Bespoke racking system
  • Collection safe

Vehicle Power Management & control.

Fleet Service has many years expertise in vehicle power - j systems and vehicle control systems.

We can utilise various different solutions fully dependant on theissue and the budget available. Fleet Service understand f that if a certain set of vehicles are nearing their end of life sometimes a more cost effective solution must be found.

All control software is written in house which allows us the flexibility to effect any changes that may be required.

Vehicle Glazing

At Fleet Service we have our own in house glazing fitters who are available to attend clients premises and install various types of vehicle glazing from a simple like for like replacement to enhanced glass as required.

 

Some of the products we fit are:

  • Ballistic bullet proof glass
  • Supaglass anti bandit protection film. (one of the most cost effective ways to reduce vehicle entry and theft.)
  • Polycarbonate glass enhancement

Armour Materials

Fleet Service have many years experience using various types of armouring materials. Subject to payload load requirements and budgets.

Fleet Service are able to supply:

  • Armour steel
  • Aramid
  • Kevlar
  • Polyethalyne
  • GRP moulded armour

Other Products routinely fitted by Fleet Service include

  • Vehicle forward facing accident recording CCTV
  • Full hard disc recording multi camera CCTV systems
  • Various cyclist protection devices
  • Security locking devices
  • Exterior & interior lighting
  • Health & safety products
  • Livery and decals

Field support

At Fleet Service we understand that vehicles cannot always be brought to a workshop especially if they are based around the UK. To this ends Fleet Service has it own Field engineers who are based from home covering the whole of the UK.

These engineers carry out routine planned maintenance work on site as well as reactive call outs. Should for any reason a vehicle have the necessity to come into the workshop Fleet Service can arrange nationwide collection and delivery either by our insured drivers or transporter operators.

All field engineers are familiar and trained on all of the products we supply and are additionally also very familiar with many other vehicle types. All vehicles are fully equipped and the engineers are controlled by a dedicated after sales support department.

All customers have a SLA in place, which is the benchmark of the service we provide.