Unique double award for Pelican

Pelican Engineering Group, owner of Pelican Bus & Coach, has recorded a unique double achievement.

Pelican DAF was named DAF Service Dealer of the Year at an event in Manchester while sister company Pelican Engineering MAN was awarded the Large Dealer of the Year prize by MAN.

Howard Roscoe, Service Manager at Pelican Engineering MAN, and Richard Crump receive the MAN Dealer of the Year award from Thomas Hemmerlich and Rob Zubovich

Group MD Richard Crump says: “To win either of these awards is a major achievement, especially when you consider the very high standards of all dealers in both networks.

“To win both in the same year is almost unheard of. It’s a testament to the superb team of people we have working in both dealerships and across the Group.”

In 2017 Pelican DAF prepared and submitted 680 vehicles for MoT tests and achieved a 100% pass rate for the full year.

Chris Murrell, Pelican Group after sales manager added: “This is recognition of service levels we have refined over 99 years in the business that carry over to set the standards for the service we give to our bus and coach customers.

“While coach operators primarily associate us with Yutong, our MAN dealership works closely with the Neoplan sales team and offers full service and parts support to any MAN or Neoplan user.

“Pelican DAF is able to work on any DAF-powered coach regardless of brand. Our ability to respond to customer needs, while working 24/7 362 days per year illustrates our total commitment to all of our customers, be they truck, bus or coach operators.”