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Modec targets 400 sales as it looks for expansion

Electric light commercial vehicle manufacturer Modec has established its sixth dealer in London and is looking at opportunities in other major UK cities.

The company, which was established last year, aims to almost quadruple production in 2008 to around 400 units, sales and marketing co-ordinator Catherine Hutt told AM.

Hutt said all six dealers also sell other commercial vehicles, particularly DAF trucks, and are expected to provide high quality aftersales service and roadside cover under the Modec Assistance programme.

Each has trained Modec service technicians and parts supply through Multipart, and have back-up from centralised technical support team at Modec’s headquarters in Coventry.

Hutt said: “Where we need dealers next really depends on congestion charging, but we’ll be looking at the major cities. We’re getting a lot of interest in Belfast.”

Each dealer receives funding from Cenex, the UK’s centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies.

Modec is developing a minibus model, and is also working with LDV to produce an electric-powered version of its Maxus van.

Maximum production capacity at its Coventry plant is 5,000 units a year.

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