Ring Automotive, a leading European brand in vehicle lighting, auto electrics and accessories, report an increased demand in quality vehicle conversions – the process of taking a factory LCV and turning into a mobile work unit fitted with storage and equipment needed.
Widely used for motorway maintenance staff, Welfare Vehicles allow field workers to use the van as a rest area following a specialist conversion.
They come with a breakfast bar and seats and have a small kitchen area that includes a microwave, sink, storage and toilet facility.
Explaining the process of producing such vehicles, Paul Galvin of Lyndon Systems told Ring Automotive that the first requirement is a complete understanding about the needs of the vehicle.
Galvin said: “You have to think about electrics for power supply, plumbing for the sinks and toilet.
“You also have to think about the environment it is going to be used in, so beacons and work lights may need to be fitted.
“You will also require lining the van with our Speedliner, which a tough thick polymer coating to protect surfaces from the tough everyday use.”
Ian Hay from Ring, explained that to make any vehicle truly mobile as a work unit, it must have mains power.
“Our Pure Sine Wave inverters are clever little boxes that take a vehicle’s 12v power supply and turns it into mains power.
“After listening to customers such as Lyndons, the range has recently been re-engineered to include hard wired options complete with RCD circuit boards for greater user safety.
“These inverters can then be hard wired to the microwave and water heater to provide those creature comforts needed in Welfare vehicles.”
Following this year’s CV show, Lyndon Systems reported an immediate order of 20 van conversions.
Galvin added: “To ensure we supply the finished vehicles to highest spec we work with approved suppliers.
“Ring is an invaluable supplier for equipment that utilises the vehicle electrical systems to generate power.”
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