The highlight was the van manufacturer award which saw Nissan’s extensive six-vehicle range (NV200, Primastar, NV400, Cabstar, Navara and Pathfinder Van) beat stiff competition from the rest of the light commercial industry.
The award recognises the work Nissan has done across its van range to protect vehicles from being stolen or being broken into which ultimately helps insurers reduce premiums for operators.
In addition, the Nissan Primastar, which has an alarm fitted as standard, won the heavy van category for the second year running beating the Renault Trafic, Ford Transit and Vauxhall Vivaro.
Andy Connell, Category Manager for LCVs at Nissan Motor (GB) Limited, said: ‘Insurance is a major outlay for all van operators and Nissan has spent years improving all aspects of its van security across its extensive vehicle range.’
Thatcham Chief Executive Peter Shaw said: ‘Congratulations to Nissan. For many commercial vehicle owners any potential threat to their vehicle is not only an inconvenience, but can also represent a genuine threat to their livelihood.
‘Strong vehicle security is imperative and in winning the Best Van Manufacturer award, Nissan has demonstrated a real focus in this area across its commercial vehicle range.’