Signage firm Astley praised Fraikin for its speed in sourcing four new 3.5-tonne vans after other companies said it could take a year and a half for the delivery.

Paul Tierney, installation manager at Astley, said: “We’re well aware of the current challenges in vehicle supply, but it still came as a shock to be told by most companies that we could be waiting 12 to 18 months for our vans to arrive. That was not the case with Fraikin, however.

“Not only was it able to quickly source the models we required, but its team went above and beyond to make sure the specification was the ideal fit for our needs.”

Astley’s first-ever Fraikin vehicles are backed by a long-term contract hire agreement, replacing older vans in the company’s 26-strong fleet.

It designs, manufactures, and installs bespoke signage for businesses across the UK.