AB2000 in van deal

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AB2000 is replacing more than half of its 50-strong van fleet with new vehicles. It’s the first time the Glasgow-based company – acquired last year by the Quattro Group – has contract hired its fleet.

Fleet services company Fraikin won the order after supplying more than 150 vans to Quattro Group in 2017. The full-service agreement with AB2000, Scotland’s largest privately-owned hirer of operated plant, is for 31 Mercedes-Benz Citan vans for delivery to sites in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Inverness. Specification includes air conditioning, forward-facing cameras and reversing aids.

Fraikin’s online web portal, FraikinView, will provide transparency for all vehicle maintenance matters including defect reporting, progress of vehicle breakdowns, and important vehicle documentation.

Jon Sherred, Quattro’s area manager, said: “FraikinView has transformed the way we manage our fleet and naturally we wanted our colleagues at AB2000 to share in these benefits.

“These vehicles were previously purchased outright but moving to contract hire allows us to take advantage of fixed monthly pricing for the next four years. We know exactly how much we’re paying each month, which makes planning fleet replacement intervals a whole lot simpler.”

All negotiations with Mercedes-Benz were handled by Fraikin, allowing the plant hirer to take advantage of the group’s international buying power.

Vans will be on the road up to six days a week and cover up to 30,000 miles a year.

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©Scottish Plant.  Article posted 30/5/2019