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MG Rover clinches biggest fleet deal

MG ROVER has signed its largest fleet contract since the company was restructured last year, in a deal worth £10 million at showroom prices. The agreement with Compass Group UK and Ireland is part of a triple badge policy for the next three years, and all vehicles will be on contract hire with both ARVAL PHH and Tins. The other manufacturers involved are Vauxhall and Ford.

A merger between Granada and Compass last year created a fleet of 3,800 vehicles, and meant the fleet policies of the two operations needed to be brought in line as both companies' existing arrangements expired. The combined business includes a variety of food service outlets, hotels and restaurants, and the newly merged purchasing organisation invited proposals from suppliers for a new three-badge agreement, with MG Rover successful in its bid.

Angus Gray, MG Rover fleet sales director, said: 'This major success is a reflection of MG Rover's continued presence in the all-important fleet market. This is the biggest fleet contract to be won since the formation of the new company structure and demonstrates the returning confidence in MG Rover within the fleet and leasing industry. It's a double endorsement. ARVAL PHH does a lot of work with Compass, and it comes from ARVAL as well as Compass.'

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