«Mail of Russia» has received a batch of 675 cars Ford Transit

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A group of Ford Sollers on Saturday conveyed the «Mail of Russia» the first 675 is specially designed for the national postal operator of the Ford Transit vehicles, 25 of which will work in Tatarstan branch of «Mail of Russia» — the management «Tatarstan pochtasy», the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

«Today is an important day for us — we get a 675 car manufacturing plant Ford Sollers. The machines are assembled here in Tatarstan, it is in domestic cars, which were specially designed for «Mail of Russia» performed their work efficiently and effectively,» — said at the ceremony of handing over the first cars, the General Director of «Mail of Russia» Nikolay Podguzov.

He noted that every day 14 thousand cars «Mail of Russia» delivered mail on routes with a length of 2.8 million kilometers, and the quality of the vehicles of the company Ford Sollers meets the needs of the postal operator.

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov thanked the leadership of «Mail of Russia» for the selection of modern cars produced in Tatarstan, and said that the Republic and the national postal operator agreed to jointly develop a program of postal provision in Tatarstan Republic. «I am confident that in the coming years we will be able to seriously raise the level and quality of postal service. From our side will provide maximum assistance,» — said Minnikhanov.

According to «Mail of Russia», the fleet mail provider actively modernizarea for several years. In 2015-2016 was purchased about 5 thousand new machines, updated almost 30% of transport. This year the focus is on the renewal of its fleet in the regions — in total, in 2017 it is planned to purchase more than 2,5 thousand cars, updating more than 15% of the Park. A significant portion of the acquired vehicles are cargo vans. In particular, in the framework of the program «Mail of Russia» to update the fleet this year in cities will go 675 vans Ford (including 36 units for the branch in Tatarstan), selected under competitive procurement procedures and improved subject to post requirements.

As noted by General Director of «Mail of Russia», for the effective work of the age of the car must not exceed five years, currently the average age of vehicles, the national postal operator is seven to ten years. «I think that with these large-scale procurement it will be less than ten years old, but still pretty old. The cost of maintenance of such a serious age of the vehicles above, this is inefficient, so we need to have more young Park,» said Podguzov.