MS-RT wins high-profile industry award

A BRITISH COMPANY that produces bespoke performance versions of Ford vans has won a prestigious award for its conversions, which are constructed by hand at a factory in Torfaen, South Wales.

The Pontypool-based manufacturer took home the Editor’s Choice honour in the high-profile What Van Awards 2020, held at a prestigious London venue.

The accolade comes on the back of a sensational 18 months for the Welsh manufacturer, which launched its new Transit Custom in 2018, followed by a performance version of the Transit Connect earlier this year.

Just this month, MS-RT also announced a special edition R185 version of its Transit Custom, with rally decals and a limited 40-model production run.

The company is currently fighting to keep up with demand for its conversions, which are proving especially popular with private business owners and leisure users.

MS-RT Founding Director, Edward Davies, said: “Over the past 18 months we’ve seen unprecedented growth and demand for our vans and have attracted quite a bit of media attention as a result. It’s absolutely amazing to receive an accolade such as this, which is a real testimony to the hard work, enthusiasm, craftsmanship and dedication shown by every single person who works here.”

Each van is constructed by hand at MS-RT’s Pontypool factory, which employs over 40 staff, all individually trained to meet the company’s exacting levels of craftsmanship, bringing much needed skilled jobs to an area that has seen traditionally high unemployment levels.