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Most people are familiar with the popular employment perk of the ‘company car’ but not many people realise the number of benefits the use of a company van might bring. From helping transport inventory or products around to aiding employees in motivational get-togethers, commercial vans can be a versatile component of a business in many ways.

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Here we take a look at four benefits of investing in a vehicle beyond the simple and obvious:

Commuting

A business owned and borrowed van can, in emergency situations, help employees get to work on time and otherwise facilitate the possible chance of absence due to travel issues. Especially useful in winter months when people’s individual vehicles might prove subject to unforeseen troubles, a van can help collect employees from their place of residence and get them to work on time in the case of important events. A van, when used to pick up and transport a collective of employees, could also help establish a car-pooling system and thus save on the energy and fuel costs of each individual riding.

Inventory

Especially useful for innovative businesses that are reliant on experimental materials to build and fashion prototypes, a van can help cut the costs of delivery when owned within the business itself. Using the van to pick materials up from across a range of locations and bring them together at the developmental labs can be a huge time saver.

What’s more is that a van can also help deliver and collect inventory that might be delayed or held up in some way. Thus easing the processing of customer orders and ensuring demand is met.

Business journeys

Many organisation’s like to facilitate bonding between their staff by running or attending events designed to help boost morale or improve relations between workers. A business-owned van can come in particularly useful in such cases to help transport teams around to these types of events as well as the equipment they might need for related activities. A van offers flexibility in this case and could potentially be cheaper than making arrangements with private companies to help move people around.

Relocation

A business that might need to switch locations often might make great use of a personal van to help transport key pieces of equipment between offices. Other types of businesses might require their own fleet of vans for the type of business model they operate on. A removals company for example, would find it far more economical to purchase their own van than to hire, as well as any other organisation that relies upon frequent shipping and delivery of their products.

A business van can be one of the finer investments a business, depending on its needs, can make. The next time you plan on contracting private transportation firms perhaps ask yourself, whether it wouldn’t be more economical to purchase a van instead.