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Van security: 5 tips on how to avoid theft and protect your business

Vans are an essential tool for businesses and tradespeople. You’ll invest a lot of money into getting the van that you need and you rely on its use in order to make a living. This is why it’s important to ensure you have the best van security possible. Making sure your van is secure goes …

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Ford’s campervan unveiled – the Transit Custom Nugget

When you thought the Transit Custom couldn’t get any more versatile, they introduce their camper version of the UK’s best-selling van – the Ford Transit Custom Nugget. Ford have teamed up with camper specialists, Westfalia, to launch their own motorhome conversion to add to their Transit Custom range. For years, tradespeople and couriers have reaped …

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New Mercedes Vito 2019: Three trim levels revealed

Mercedes-Benz is beginning 2019 by releasing three new specifications for the Vito panel van and crew van. This introduction allows customers to find the Mercedes Vito which best suits their needs. From January 2019, the Mercedes Vito range offers the specifications of PURE, PROGRESSIVE and PREMIUM. Whether it is shifting cargo or transporting passengers, every …

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Pre Registered Vans

First things first.  What is a Pre Registered Van? As the name suggests, pre-registered vans are vehicles which have been ‘previously registered’. These brand new vans are purchased by a dealer, usually in bulk.  When purchased this way, they often have larger discounts and buying in bulk enables salespeople to hit targets.  The process isn’t …

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Van Life: Van Conversion Inspiration

“Van Life” NOT a hobby, an ACTUAL way of life. Literally filled with the things dreams are made of. We’ve seen a diverse range of home and professional conversions, in all sorts of vans. From the popular Transporter to, a larger scale, fully converted VW Crafter.  We have even seen a Volkswagen Caddy successfully converted with sleeping quarters …

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Fully Loaded Black VW Transporter Kombi WASP

Impressive looking vans are a daily occurrence at Swiss.  Our workshop sees upwards of 50 vans each month for various modifications and fits. Every now and again one stands out….. As soon as the order was placed for this fully loaded black VW Transporter Kombi WASP, we were eager to see the finished project. Our Customer …

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ULEZ and the impact on pre Euro 6 van owners

Does your business depend on your van / fleet of vans? Wonder where you stand with Diesel? It’s no surprise, It doesn’t seem that long ago Diesel engines were praised for their: Great mileage Lack of ignition tune up Longevity Torque But with the ever increasing need to clean up the air, and the onslaught …

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ULEZ and the impact on pre Euro 6 van owners

The All New Volkswagen Transporter Petrol Range

Volkswagen Transporter Petrol TSI engines. Volkswagen has announced the launch of TSI petrol engines in its Transporter range. Suprised? Not really… Diesel engines have been hitting the news of late with warnings that we’re running low on supplies,  add to this the changes in legislation and tax, the petrol option is looking attractive.  The petrol …

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Swiss at the MODBALL Rally Europe

Swiss Vans are going to the Ball!The World Famous Modball Rally to be precise. Modball Rally The Modball Rally takes place on international public highways across Europe, the USA and Australia.  With a different route planned every year, the rally sees entries from around 100 modified vehicles.  The first ever Modball Rally took place in 2007. …

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VW Transporter T6 & T5 Upgrades and mods

Everybody’s doing it! Upgrading, modifying, customising….. Whatever you choose to call it. As the standard increases and imaginations run wild, a run of the mill, straight off the track VW Transporter doesn’t seem to satisfy the needs of hardcore enthusiasts and sports van drivers. Standards are high amongst this fan base. Not everyone can stretch …

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VW Transporter T6 Upgrades and mods

13 Pinterest boards every van owner should visit…

At Swiss, we sell vans to all kinds of tradesman, business users, couriers and leisure van enthusiasts. Whether you are converting a Transporter, spending all day on the road, or running a business from your van, there’s a Pinterest board here for everyone…. Take 5 minutes out of your day today, feet up on the …

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Campervan conversion project 2017 We’ve got the perfect transporter van for you!

Campervan conversion projects are great, allowing those with vision/time and determination, to get a van that is unique to them. It’s the reason every year in the UK people undertake these self build projects. Perhaps you’ve sketched out the look, saved images from VW bus magazine, searched the internet for the perfect interior, you’ve got everything …

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The VW I.D. BUZZ Concept, Finally an electric VW bus that will make it to production

This week at the Detroit motor show VW showcased their latest concept electric bus. Called the iD1 it’s potentially the closest VW have come to a production electric van, and it has some neat features, could this be the next Bus from VW that will entice a new generation of fans? If we sound cautious it’s because …

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