In October this year, Michelin's fleet manager, John Stack, told Fleet News how he recommended to outsource the company's entire fleet operation – a move that included not employing an in-house fleet manager, putting himself out of the job.
It has been announced that Fleet Support Group has won the contract to manage the 340 vehicle fleet.
Fleet Support Group won a competitive tender to supply a wide range of vehicle related services to Michelin following the decision of in-house fleet manager John Stack to retire. Mr Stack, who is currently working as a part-time consultant to Michelin as FSG continues the implementation phase of the complete outsourced service, was instrumental in the decision-making process alongside the organisation’s procurement team.
Michelin operates a fleet of 230 company cars and 110 vans. Some vans are multi-user and with cash-for-car drivers and occasional drivers it means that the Stoke-on-Trent headquartered company employs some 540 people who drive on business.
Mr Stack, who has been managing the Michelin fleet for many years, said: “The decision is in line with Michelin’s policy to outsource all non-core business activity to expert providers.
“I was aware of FSG and its first-class reputation for cost-effective and industry-leading service delivery. The company came out on top in the tender exercise which saw a number of organisations short-listed.”
FSG sales director Marcus Bray said: “I believe we can bring added value to the Michelin fleet and further enhance the service that drivers have received for many years from John Stack.”