Perrys addresses van thefts with security partnership

Perrys Motor Village in Preston has teamed up with Armaplate UK to provide protection for its new and used range of Vauxhall commercial vans and non-franchised vehicles.

The collaboration addresses a need highlighted by What Car? magazine. A new study found that more than 30 vans are stolen each day in the UK, and businesses have lost more than £61.9m in lost tools and equipment since 2016.

Peter Ogden, dealer principal at Perrys, said: “Over four million drivers in the UK rely on their vehicle to make a living, which is why we’re working another local company to protect tradesmen and drivers throughout the region to safeguard their livelihoods.”

Armaplate was established in 1996 by two former fleet managers, who dealt first-hand with the repercussions of theft attacks on their commercial vehicles. Armaplate security products include state-of-the-art lock and handle security products and catalytic convertor anti-theft devices. The Horwich firm supplies customers including Tesco, DHL, United Utilities and Iveco.

Over four million drivers in the UK rely on their vehicle to make a living

Armaplate's operations director, Tom McQuiggan, said: “Our products are trusted nationwide, so it’s great to be able to work with Perrys to provide extra security on their vans. The lifetime guarantee on some of our products is a big selling point and it’s a pleasure to join forces with another Lancashire firm.”

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