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Ford has become the latest CV manufacturer to sign up the FTA's Van Excellence scheme.

Launched in 2010, the voluntary scheme offers accreditation to those operators who can demonstrate high quality fleet management and systems compliance.

Other CV manufacturers already signed up to Van Excellence, include Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, Fiat and Isuzu.

“We’re delighted to welcome Ford as a Van Excellence Partner” says Mark Cartwright, FTA head of vans and LCVs. “Our manufacturer partners now represent over half of the UK’s annual registrations. Their support is invaluable, particularly as we develop a Van Excellence accreditation scheme for dealers.”

The FTA says the importance of Van Excellence continues to be well recognised within the industry and continues to grow, with recent members including Carillion Construction, South Devon Healthcare Trust, Daniel Contractors and Corporation of London.

In April Sainsbury's became the 25th operator to sign up to the scheme.