The group, one of the UK's leading providers of facilities management and outsourced services, counts among its customers the Ministry of Defence as well as public and private sector clients. The Citroen vans and a number of Xantia cars are needed to support the provision of services, including on-site consultation and property maintenance.
The group previously operated its fleet on contract hire with another unnamed supplier, but has now opted to acquire the vehicles through FCM's Lease Plus product. Citroen vehicles, which will be operated on a four-year replacement cycle, have replaced Fords on the basis of value for money and low running costs, according to Balderson. FCM is also managing all vehicle maintenance for the group through its card.