The Shyft Group announced its Utilimaster go-to-market brand has received orders totaling more than 3,000 units for its recently launched Velocity-F2 purpose-built walk-in-van (WIV) delivery vehicle.
The orders came from parcel delivery customers responding to upward trends in ecommerce. Production is scheduled to ramp up in February, with customers taking delivery in the beginning of March.
The Velocity-F2 purpose-built WIV was engineered with drivability, fuel efficiency and payload capacity in mind. Its proprietary Work-Driven Design resulted from decades of engineering and ergonomics studies conducted to improve the efficiency and usability of walk-in vans and cargo van upfits for vocational fleets operating in the parcel, linen, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and grocery delivery segments, Shyft says.
“Our parcel delivery customers continue to operate at near capacity, based on expanding consumer interest in ecommerce shopping and delivered goods and services,” says Daryl Adams, president and CEO, The Shyft Group. “We designed the Velocity to meet an unprecedented demand for last mile delivery and are pleased to provide an innovative solution that meets our customers immediate and future needs.”
The Shyft Group’s coast-to-coast geographic footprint, with manufacturing facilities spanning 10 U.S. states from Maine to California, in addition to its facility in Mexico, provide the company’s go-to-market brands with regional manufacturing and ship-thru convenience across the full product array spanning Class 1-7 purpose-built vehicles.