Opening Our Doors To Industry


Visitors to System Edström took a tour of the Swedish van racking provider’s Corby workshop at an open day earlier this month.

The day was an opportunity for leasing partners, vehicle manufacturers, dealers, customers and prospects to find out more about System Edström’s van racking solutions, service and business.

During the day, visitors were taken on a tour of the workshop. From the warehouse, which now houses some £0.5million worth of stock at any one time, to the dedicated welding area, fitting bays and more, attendees got to see the team in action and ask questions about the various processes. This gave them a valuable insight into the high-quality work of System Edström’s team.

Along the way, visitors had a sneak preview of LEVC’s new hybrid electric van. The van was visiting for advice on how the interior could be adapted for a range of trades. Attendees also saw vehicle livery being applied to a van by one of System Edström’s expert fitters.

The tour was followed by a Swedish-style buffet lunch and informal chat with Managing Director Peter Corderey. Andrew Franks of Gallagher Insurance was also on hand to talk about the insurance ramifications of commercial vans and conversions.

Shakil Dharas, Sales Manager, Corporate Base at LeasePlan UK Ltd, said: “I enjoyed seeing the operation at System Edström at the recent open day. It gave me and a few of my colleagues the opportunity to see what exactly System Edström can do to assist our clients.

“I was truly amazed with the attention to detail and the fact anything is possible to help with conversions, including bespoke designs. The opportunity to walk around the factory allowed me to see first-hand real conversions, and the benefit this could bring to our clients is truly exciting.”