Origins: The Ford Transit, the World’s Most Wanted Van

20 March 2018, 12:17 pm

There’s no doubt about it, we love a Ford Transit here at Anchor Vans and we know the country does too. A British icon in the world of business transport, did you know that this tireless workhorse has been around for well over 50 years? ‘Backbone of Britain’ Keeping electricians, plumbers and builders on the […]

Vehicle Technicians Wanted

23 January 2018, 12:10 pm

Anchor Vans is an established family run business based on the A4 at Padworth near Reading. With more than 25 years’ experience, we are the UK’s largest van hypermarket; servicing, selling and delivering vehicles to all corners of the UK. We are a FORD Service Franchise for Cars and Vans and currently have 18 vehicle […]

We prepare to double operations with land regeneration plans

6 June 2017, 9:04 am

Anchor Vans is preparing to double in size by developing a new 2.5-acre site next to our existing base on the A4 near Reading. The proposed regeneration of a landfill site at Padworth will dramatically reduce our carbon footprint by finding a permanent home on site for our valeting services. Managing Director, Simon Joyce, said: […]

‘Tough Mudders’ at Anchor Vans raise nearly £3,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

25 May 2017, 1:42 pm

We’re immensely proud of our team who took on the London West Tough Mudder event on May 7th 2017, raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. Together, we raised a whopping £2,900 for the charity and we’d like to say thank you to all those who supported us. 14 team members, sponsored by MotoNovo Finance, faced […]

Ford to Trial Electric Transit in UK

7 March 2017, 2:44 pm

Automotive giant Ford will be introducing an electric version of our most popular van, the Transit. The new Transit plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) will be part of Ford’s global electrification strategy, which includes plans for 13 new electrified car and commercial vehicle models over the next five years. Mark Fields, Ford CEO: “As more and […]

Winter weather: how to stay on the road

24 January 2017, 2:21 pm

It’s a typical British winter, fairly mild if somewhat unseasonably warm one minute, with ice, snow and freezing fog the next. As usual, the change in weather conditions we have seen in the UK recently has caused chaos on our roads. As a country we are getting better at managing the cold snap, but we […]

A record breaking November and 2016 could be best ever year for vans

13 December 2016, 12:17 pm

After a record performance during the first six months of 2016, the second half of the year has not disappointed in the new van market. Official figures from the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders), show new light commercial vehicle sales in November totalling 29,784 units, the highest number on record. With a year […]

Anchor Vans welcomes redundant staff as City Motors goes into administration

18 October 2016, 3:59 pm

Anchor Vans has recently taken on nine new members of staff who were previously employed at nearby dealerships within the stricken City Motors group. The Basingstoke based company operated Ford, Peugeot, Citroen, Suzuki, Kia, Honda, Seat and Skoda businesses and following the appointment of administrators in September, City Motor Holdings have closed thirteen dealerships in […]

Introducing Anchor Cars, Now Recruiting

13 September 2016, 1:37 pm

Anchor Vans is excited to announce the recent launch of Anchor Cars, used car sales specialist and the latest addition to the Anchor family. Anchor Cars stocks a range of high quality used cars at great value prices, predominantly offering nearly-new Ford cars in line with our Ford approved service centre. We are pleased to […]