Commercial Vehicle Show
Renault brought the Pro+ range out for the Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC (Birmingham), and launched some new innovations too.
The Renault Pro+ stand at is always one of the major attractions at the Commercial Vehicle Show and this year was no exception. The event offered customers the first chance to see the Master Z.E. 100% electric van, along with the new Kangoo Z.E. 33 model with more than 50% increased range than the previous model. Both of these pioneering vans are contributing to a major shift in the zero emission* delivery market.
Renault Pro+ also demonstrated its commitment and flexible approach to converted vehicles, with three routes into the ideal conversion. First, Renault Tech products are a Renault owned conversion entity that provides customers with a finished vehicle all managed by Renault and built at the factory site (see the Master Pharma Van below). The second option, is an ‘Off the shelf’ conversion, which benefits customers by having regular vehicle resource, helping to reduce leadtimes. Key market segments are covered by the ‘Off the shelf’ program including Tippers and Luton LoLoaders. Thirdly, there is the option of a Renault accredited converter for tailor-made conversion to specific requirements. Renault Accredited converters are inspected to uphold the rigorous standards a Renault Pro+ vehicle should achieve.
* Zero emissions whilst driving
“Renault’s aim with LCVs is to offer professionals an easy, seamless experience with their van that enhances their business. The new conversions on display do exactly that and take Renault Pro+ Commercial Vehicles into new sectors of the market, whilst the forthcoming Master Z.E. adds to our electric LCV range, re-enforcing our position as Europe’s leader in electric vans.”
Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Groupe Renault UK
Renault Tech offers an all in one Renault conversion solution created at the factory premises. Examples of Renault Tech conversions include the Master Pharma van developed in collaboration with Alliance Healthcare. With a fully washable, lightweight, insulated lining and floor, the Master Pharmaceutical Pharma Van maintains temperatures between 15-25ºC with a data recorder and temperature display to ensure the load hasn’t been compromised in transit. Another example is the Parcel van developed in association with delivery giants UPS – features an innovative walk-through bulkhead. This means the operator can access his cargo without getting out of the van, saving time and minimising the risk of being in the road for extended periods, whilst maximising efficiency.
Renault Pro+ also offers an Off-The-Shelf conversion range of popular models such as dropsides, tippers and Luton LoLoader bodies, built using approved converters in the UK and providing customers with a single invoice order process. The latest addition to this line-up is a Master Tipper with an alloy body, produced by VFS. The aluminium body offers customers a 100kg weight saving over the company’s standard steel tipper – ideal for looking to maximise the available payload.
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Renault Accredited conversions
The third arm of the conversion process is Renault Accredited conversions, where Renault works with fully accredited body builders to provide customers with bespoke conversions, such as temperature-controlled vans, aerial work platforms and camper vans. Examples of all three were on display, including an innovative CoolKit fridge conversion, based on the electric Kangoo Z.E. 33, a cherry picker from Cumberland Platforms and a camper from Lunar Motorhomes, both based on the popular Trafic panel van.
Sign Writing Direct
To complete the build service, Renault Pro+ can now offer customers Sign Writing Direct*, carried out at its import centre before delivery to the dealer. There are three standard templates available, to display a customer’s logo, services offered, website address and business telephone number on the sides and rear of the van. This means that when the customers collects the van from the dealer, the vehicle can be totally finished and ready to go to work immediately.
*only available for Panel Vans