The new Land Rover Defender joins the fleet of cars of the Guardia di Finanza: with the 50 units delivered at Yellow Flamesthe British car manufacturer reaffirmed its great commitment to and at the service of the community.
Land Rover Defender in the fleet of the Guardia di Finanza
The Defender of the Yellow Flames were delivered during a ceremony that saw the presence of the Chief of Staff of the Finance Policeof Major General Francesco Greco and of the CEO of Jaguar Land Rover Italy, Dr. Marco Santucci.
The handover ceremony took place in Rome, at the prestigious headquarters of the General Command of the Guardia di Finanza: here they were delivered 50 units of the new Land Rover Defender, a model that officially becomes part of the vehicle fleet used by the Corps.
During the event there was also the symbolic delivery of the keys to General Greco by Dr. Santucci: a gesture that serves to consolidate the now twenty-year partnership between the Guardia di Finanza and the British car brand. In fact, there are several Land Rover models that over the years have supported the operations and missions of the men of the Corps throughout the country.
“Contributing to the well-being and support of the community is one of the values that intrinsically belong to Land Rover’s DNA and which, in terms of vision, we share with the Guardia di Finanza – he said. Marco Santuccithe CEO of Jaguar Land Rover Italy – We are very happy and proud to be able to continue this more than ten-year collaboration and to be alongside those who have always been at the forefront on many fronts every day and who, also thanks to our means, are in able to always be at the side of the Italians “.
The link between the Yellow Flames and Land Rover
Historically, the Land Rover models, and especially the Defender, have been at the service of the community for years thanks to collaborations with the Police, Civil Protection, Forestry Corps, Coast Guard, National Fire Brigade and with the Carabinieri, the latter. also equipped with the new Fiat Tipo. Collaborations also include those with INGV, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, with CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC).
The Guardia di Finanza was among the first Public Administrations to purchase vehicles through a European tender. The partnership with Land Rover officially began in 1994, with the supply of Discovery, Defender e Freelander. In fact, two years earlier the Corps decided to use some Defenders with reconnaissance and anti-ramming functions to deal with the worrying phenomenon of armored cars that smugglers used as rams to force checkpoints.
The Land Rover Defender that joins the fleet of the Guardia di Finanza is made with the most materials resistant always: the model is the result of a long test work up to the limit of its possibilities. Designed to last over time, the Defender is perfect for traveling in all weather conditions and on all types of terrain.
Source: Virgilio Motori by motori.virgilio.it.
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