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  1. Ford Transit - 50 Years Of Service

    Ford Transit - 50 Years Of Service
    This month sees the 50th birthday of the Ford Transit, the iconic van that has become a staple of roads throughout Britain and the rest of the world. To celebrate this milestone we have compiled some interesting facts, all revolving around the Ford Transit. The first Ford Transit rolled of the production line on the 9th August 1965 Over 8 million Transit...
  2. Exeter Business Awards

    Exeter Business Awards
    The last year has been an exciting time for us here at Van Guard. The Made in Britain accreditation, the ULTI Bar going from strength to strength and of course re-shoring our manufacturing back to the UK to name just a few highlights. On top of that we were also shortlisted for the Express & Echo’s Small Business of the Year...
  3. Supporting Royal Marines In Need

    Supporting Royal Marines In Need
    Barry Woodward – Van Guard MD (left) presents a £1,000 cheque to Sharky Ward OBE, Director of Operations (right) at The C Group At Van Guard, it’s not always about ULTI Bars and commercial vehicle accessories you know! We do have other passions as well, and one of those interests is very close to our hearts and as it turns...
  4. Future-Proofing Production

    Future-Proofing Production
    At Van Guard, we take immense pride in our innovation, such as the ULTI Bar and continued production of high-quality products for light commercial vehicles. To ensure that we continue to deliver these standards we need to look to the latest technological advances and machinery and this is just what we have done... Introducing the BySprint 3KW Fiber Laser Cutter...
  5. It’s Official! British Manufacturing is Backed by Trades People & Consumers

    It’s Official! British Manufacturing is Backed by Trades People & Consumers
    We launched a survey at the beginning of December 2014 in order to understand just how important ‘Buying British’ is to you. The survey has now closed, and it turns out that ‘Buying British’ is very important, which is just the news we wanted to hear.
  6. Made In Britain Campaign

    Made In Britain Campaign
    Research has shown that consumers want to buy British but are confused about the origin of products sold in stores. The same can be said of the vehicle accessory market. In a recent survey, less than one third of our distributors knew or promoted the fact that our products are made in Britain, something we are very proud of. That’s...

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