The Shyft Group

The Shyft Group joins Ford Pro Upfitter program

March 25, 2024
With its new designation, The Shyft Group will have access to an unlimited number of chassis from Ford, among other benefits

The Shyft Group joined the Ford Pro Upfitter program, created to provide a seamless end-to-end experience for mutual customers.

“We are thrilled to be named a Ford Pro Upfitter, which is a natural outcome of our long collaboration with Ford,” said Shyft CEO John Dunn. “Commercial vehicle upfitting is a significant part of our business and we take pride in our proprietary Work-Driven Design process to fuel customization and driver satisfaction.”

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Ford Pro debuted their upfitter program at NTEA Work Truck Week and encompasses a wider variety of upfit vocations, including shuttle buses, motorhomes, police vehicles, and more. Upfitters undergo an auditing process to demonstrate excellence in compliance, quality, manufacturing and customer service, and must meet specified business and volume requirements set by Ford to qualify. In return, Preferred Upfitters are permitted to purchase an unlimited number of chassis from Ford – eliminating the manufacturer’s previous cap – and leverage Ford’s marketing and Pro Dealer network.

The qualification process for the Ford Pro Upfitter program involves written assessments of all locations where the upfitting will take place, together with an in-person audit at one of the locations. Shyft and Ford conducted the in-person audit at Shyft’s new facility in Lebanon, Tennessee, which serves as a sales and upfitting branch for several Shyft brands. The brands that will participate in the Ford Pro Upfitter program are Utilimaster, Royal Truck Body, DuraMag and Magnum.

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