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Since 1977 the Motability Scheme has helped disabled people, their families and carers reclaim their freedom and independence by delivering mobility to millions of people all over the UK. As more and more manufacturers joined the scheme over the years disabled people were given a variety of well-established vehicle makes and models to choose from, among them, it is Volkswagen Motability cars that stand out as the most reliable and easily adaptable options.

What it means to be Recognised Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Converters

At TBC Conversions we work closely with Volkswagen, supplying a range of Volkswagen Motability cars or WAVs, alongside our accessible and standard minibuses. It’s thanks to our innovative vehicle conversion work that we are Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Recognised Converters, and proud to be part of a network that supports independent conversions specialists.

Volkswagen Motability Cars

We can guarantee that every Volkswagen Motability car or minibus adapted by TBC Conversions meets the high standards and technical requirements of the manufacturer. Our work doesn’t impact the quality or reliability of Volkswagen vehicles design or build, plus our processes and people are subject to strict examinations and auditing from VW. Altogether this ensures TBC Conversions deliver converted Volkswagen Motability cars that match the benchmark that VW has set.

Our range of Volkswagen Motability cars

At TBC Conversions we understand that every one of our customers is different, with their own individual needs, requirements and wishes. Because of this recognition, we can tailor our WAV conversions to every type of disabled driver or passenger. From medium to large, our Volkswagen Motability car range accommodates wheelchair-using drivers and passengers as well as their families and carers comfortably.

Let’s look at the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life

With an ultra-lightweight rear loading ramp and Q’Straint tie-downs and restraints, as far as Volkswagen Motability cars go, our Caddy Maxi LIfe offers an easy-to-use day to day travel option for wheelchair-using passengers and their families or carers.

At TBC Conversions, we recognise the necessity for passengers travelling in the rear of the vehicle to feel comfortable, safe, and part of the family journey. We do not want people to feel isolated or cut off from others travelling in the cabin. Thanks to Volkswagen’s thoughtful designs, the middle row of seating can be removed partially or entirely to remove barriers from the rear of the vehicle to the forward passenger compartment.

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What’s more the Caddy Maxi Life plus from TBC Conversions offers wheelchair passengers further comfort whilst travelling with rear sliding opening windows and our continuous rear door seal technology protecting passengers from the elements, car fumes and road noise. Additional options are available including privacy glass and a winch to assist passenger entry,

In short, the Caddy Maxi Life is a Volkswagen Motability car that provides superior comfort and ease of use for everyday travel, making it the ideal choice for carers and families with wheelchair users.

Moving on to the Volkswagen T6.1 Range

A blank canvas for converters to work with, the T6.1 Range are popular Volkswagen Motability cars among those who wish to retain their ability to drive independently. Thanks to the flexibility of the range, TBC Conversions adaptions can assist with driving independence in a number of ways.

Our side and rear inboard and underfloor lifts can be remotely operated by wheelchair users, allowing ease of access without disassembling their wheelchairs or needing assistance from others.

The rear access lift shown below from Autolift guides drivers onto the platform and into their vehicle with subtle low-level lighting, stowing away quickly and efficiently behind them. What’s more, the Autolift is less conspicuous than others on the market, blending in with the stylish and sleek Volkswagen interiors, something which we know is important to our clients.

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Once inside, our customers can then choose to transfer to a driving position with our 6-way seats, securing their wheelchair in place and moving onto the driver’s seat quickly and with ease. Alternatively, the option to drive from a wheelchair eliminates the need to vacate the wheelchair at all, with a sophisticated docking system that allows wheelchair users to lock in and drive away.

Of course, the T6.1 Range of Volkswagen Motability cars also offers a variety of wheelchair passenger options including an upfront passenger position whereby the wheelchair user can be seated alongside the driver.

From the Volkswagen Shuttle to the exquisite Caravelle, our conversions provide clients with larger WAVs that can seat up to 6 passengers and a wheelchair user comfortably. Perfect for independent drivers, families, and organisations to get on the road efficiently and in style.

Finally, our Volkswagen Crafter Minibus Conversions

Outside of our Volkswagen Motability car range, TBC Conversions also work to convert Crafter vans into 16- and 17-seater standard and accessible minibuses.

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Our TBC Taxi and Bus Conversions team work to supply local authorities, commercial dealerships, community transport groups, care homes, schools and colleges with minibus conversions that are adapted to suit the individual needs of the end-users.With a range of access options to choose from the accessible minibus, Crafters are supplied with rear inboard passenger lifts and have the option to seat up to 5 wheelchairs, plus flexible seating is made possible with quick release seating and 8 track M2 tested flooring. We also offer standard Volkswagen minibus conversions supplied with electric cantilever side steps, saloon heating and flexible seating.

TBC Conversions’ carefully considered minibus conversions include from the 16- and 17-seater Volkswagen Crafters but the same conversions can also be applied to the smaller 9-seater Volkswagen Crafter with accessible and standard options, each one completed with Intelligence, Empathy and Care.

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To find out more about how we can help find your next Volkswagen Motability car, get in touch with one of the TBC Conversions team on 0800 999 5090 or email sales@tbcconversions.com.

As established Volkswagen Motability car converters, TBC Conversions look forward to continuing our work with the wonderful range of VW vehicles that are continuously being designed and developed to improve the driver experience and environmental impact. Keep your eyes peeled for any exciting news we might have about the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life Gen 5 and any other commercial vehicle developments that come from Volkswagen soon.


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Learn how TBC Salesperson, Gerry Galvin, and Sandvik Engineering technician, Philip Oliver, worked together to transform van into office. A journey that ended with us developing one of our most cleverly conceived specialist vehicle conversions yet.

In summer of 2018, an existing client of the Donnelly Group, Sandvik Engineering, was recommended to Gerry at TBC Specialist Conversions in relation to a unique specialist conversion they had in mind.

The task at hand; to enable mobile diagnostics and servicing of the Sandvik’s cutting edge industrial equipment.

Who are Sandvik and what do they do?  

Sandvik is an established global engineering group that specialises in mining and rock excavation as well as developing state of the art metal-cutting and materials technology.

Their work takes them all over the world, providing advanced stainless steels and special alloys for industrial heating, tools and systems for industrial metal cutting, as well as providing the expert service and maintenance of these products. 

This is where TBC Specialist Conversions steps in.

A unique van conversion consultation

Whenever our team meet a client, they like to establish their core needs. Not just how to get them from A to B but also whatever might have prevented them from doing so efficiently in the past. Once we know about any barriers our client has faced, we can go about smashing them down in style.

Phillip, a service technician of Sandvik’s, found that attending jobs all over the UK was becoming a task, from issues transporting specialised equipment and tools to the basics such as having somewhere to access the office and even just make lunch.

So, when TBC began discussions about combining Phillip’s and Sandvik’s professional requirements as well as some of the technicians own personal preferences, ideas started to flow.

After establishing these core needs, TBC Specialist Conversions were able to work closely with Phillip to design and develop the perfect pairing of equipment transport, mobile office, secure storage and canteen, giving Sandvik and their technician everything they both wished for and more. 

Everything including the kitchen sink 

Thinking outside the box, and about the long hours Sandvik’s technicians could spend on jobs, a kitchenette seemed only fitting to complete this one of a kind specialist conversion.

Now instead of bringing in soggy sandwiches and hauling huge thermoses of coffee and tea around, the technicians can prepare meals from the comfort of their newly converted mobile office, kitchen and workspace. 

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From van to office

Starting with the standard long-wheelbase Volkswagen Crafter.2 our team got to work.  

The basic design needs were laid out and configuration could finally begin. First, an easy access workspace was positioned at the rear of the vehicle with compact storage solutions, a workbench and even a place to wash your hands.

The central section of the vehicle was then split into two distinct areas. One reserved for a fully functioning desk and office space, the other a modern kitchenette complete with a sink, worktops, cupboards and a fridge.

Contemporary finishes, lighting, plenty of plug sockets and an energy-efficient voltmeter transformed a basic Volkswagen van into a fully functioning mobile workspace, with all the mod-cons of a sophisticated modern office.

The finished result

Between the client and the team at TBC Specialist Conversions, a lot of time and effort went into designing and configuring the perfect vehicle conversion, not only meeting but exceeding our customer’s needs. 

The specially designed mobile office provides equipment and storage space in the rear of the vehicle as well as a mobile office and kitchen facility to allow the technicians to work remotely for long periods of time.

From van to office, the conversion was complete and the customer couldn’t be happier. Job done.


TBC Conversions

Our attention to detail, good service, outstanding value and respect for all are just some of the qualities that instill trust within our customers who return to the TBC Group year after year and generation after generation.



TBC Conversions Ltd (NORTHERN IRELAND)

50 Far Circular Rd,
Dungannon
Co. Tyrone
BT71 6LW
Northern Ireland

Tel: 0800 999 5090

TBC Conversions Ltd (ENGLAND)

Unit 3
Brunel Road
Bromborough
CH62 3NY
England

Tel: 0800 999 5090