Who We Are
Crusader Vehicles Ltd is a family owned business, operating in the heart of East Sussex for the past 11 years. Our aim is simple; to make acquiring your next vehicle as hassle-free as possible.
We do this by combining experience with quality. Having supplied over 8000 vehicles to customers nationwide, we have developed relationships with some of the UK’s best-known vehicle manufacturers, dealer groups and finance companies. This means that we deal direct, negotiating savings on new vehicles through bulk buying power, that our customers can then take advantage of. Our links with dealer groups and manufacturers also mean you can take your vehicle anywhere for servicing or repair and should you have a problem, our relationships will help us to resolve that problem for you.
Our team of dedicated staff, have over 25 years of industry knowledge and undergo continuous training to ensure that they are up-to-date on changing legislation and best practice. As a company authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, you can be assured that your interests sit at the top of our priorities and that we will go the extra mile to get things right.
You can meet our wonderful team here.
The range of vehicles that we are able to supply is extensive – from private and business cars to every type of van from panel vans, tippers, Luton vans and double cabs to refrigerated vehicles and bi-fuel conversions. Put together a brief specification of what you want, send it through to us and we’ll do the rest. Once we have found the vehicle, you will probably want to fund it in some way. This can be a confusing topic but our experts are on hand to help.
Crusader Vehicles Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under firm reference number 631262. You can see our Initial Disclosure Document here.
What we stand for:
“It really is quite straightforward; treat people as you want to be treated. Personally, when I deal with a company, I like to know that the people I am dealing with, act with my best interests at heart. That they genuinely have a desire to go the extra mile to get the job done and if they make a mistake (we all do from time to time), that they put their hands up, tell me what went wrong and how they’re going to fix it.
This is the ethos we have at Crusader Vans and it is the reason that I believe people come back to us, year after year.
Dave Rainer, Director
In February 2016, we were proudly awarded Network Platinum status! Platinum status is Network’s elite group of franchisees, who have achieved high standards throughout 2015 and shows our commitment to customer service, good prices and getting the job done the right way.
In January 2015, we bought Crusader House! Our new premises include office space and a workshop allowing us to continue our expansion whilst meeting the needs of our customers. We are lucky enough to have bought the premises, securing our future for many years to come! If your passing, feel free to pop in and chew the fat!
In 2013, our increasing growth meant that we had little choice but to move to bigger premises and we subsequently occupied the top floor of the local Vauxhall dealer, Goldsmith & Allcorn. With 4 times the space, we were able to add more members to our team, allowing our customers to receive a better quality service.
After 3 years of 4 hour round trip commutes, we relocated our office to Heathfield and incorporated Crusader Vehicles Ltd in April 2007. Here we stayed for 6 years, establishing the business and organically growing until the floors creaked under the weight of deal files and too many doughnuts!
We began as 3 men in a tiny office in West London, back in December 2004. We walked the streets of Park Royal, knocking on doors and selling vans to as many people as we could. We had the knowledge and experience and over time, built the contacts and the customer base, enduring endless time on the M25 whilst wearing shorts and flip-flops in the office!