DHL Supply Chain has won a three year contract to manage Volkswagen Group’s press fleet operations.

The new deal will see DHL prepare, deliver and collect VW cars and commercial vehicles as well as Audi, Seat and Skoda branded vehicles for test by journalists across the UK.

Operations will be based at a new facility in Milton Keynes, comprising a 33,000ft2 workshop equipped with the latest technical and repair equipment, a secure vehicle compound and a covered area for valeting.  A team of 60 employees will be based at the site.

Colin Stokes, MD of DHL’s Inside Track business, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us. We are committed to delivering a first class customer experience through our centre of excellence for the Volkswagen Group.”

•  It has been confirmed that ECM (Vehicle Delivery Services) recently renewed its contract with Volkswagen Group for three years. The deal sees it deliver Volkswagen, Audi, VW Commercial Vehicles, Seat and Skoda from UK regional ports to the VW UK retail network.

ECM MD Ray MacDowall said: “Our partnership with Volkswagen Group stretches back to 1995. Over the past 18 years it has been a privilege to support the VW Group and its five brands through a period of substantial volume growth, unrelenting product range expansion and logistics network development.”