Volkswagen is teaming up with mobile smartphone and tablet repair company WeFix to add over 11 new converted vans to the company's fleet between now and the end of next year.
Eight vans a month will be added to WeFix's fleet – the vans being specifically designed to fit the needs of the UK’s only manufacturer-approved mobile repair service, allowing them to restore Samsung and Apple smartphones and tablets in less than an hour, in specially converted Volkswagen Transporters.
Changes to the Volkswagen Transporter vans include a fully electric fit-out allowing for repair equipment to be operated independently as well as a diesel heater for the winter months, and custom-built furniture that holds stock and specialised tools.
"The Transporter is the perfect model for our business and the bespoke racking and conversion solutions accommodate all of our needs," said Oliver Murphy, WeFix Managing Director. "The Volkswagen Transporters deliver on performance and reliability and the long wheelbase is ideal, providing a spacious interior to work in, while still being easy to manoeuvre around busy city centres and residential neighbourhoods."
David Hanna, Head of Fleet for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, added: "We are delighted to be working alongside such an innovative company. WeFix is all about making customers’ lives easier which fits perfectly with our ‘Working With You’ brand promise."
WeFix began relatively recently, in 2014, with a single Volkswagen Transporter fit out with a hand-built interior. Today, it has a fleet of 28 converted mobile repair workshops that cover 78 percent of the UK. In that short space of time WeFix has grown from carrying out around 50 repairs a month to a current monthly average of 2,000; its aim is to increase that to 30,000 by the end of 2018.