Spartan Motors, Inc.(Nasdaq: SPAR) reported that its Utilimaster subsidiary has received an order of 150 new Reach walk-in vans from UPS.
"The attractive value proposition offered by the Reach is highlighted by this additional order from UPS,” said John Forbes, President of Utilimaster.
“This represents an important milestone as we work to realize the long-term opportunities for Reach. As UPS has demonstrated with the Reach, it is possible to achieve improved vehicle performance while meeting a number of green/sustainability goals."
The Reach offers several advantages over a traditional walk-in van, including greater maneuverability, improved ingress and egress, nearly
1000 lbs. lower weight and improved fuel efficiency of up to 40% through the use of advanced, lightweight composites/recycled materials, all combined with great looks.
Spartan recently transferred production of the Reach from Utilimaster's Wakarusa, Indiana, facility to Spartan's Charlotte, Michigan campus.
The company has set up a dedicated production facility within the Charlotte campus, where it also manufactures the gasoline-powered Isuzu NPR and NPR-HD.