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Evander Locks into fleet deal with ALD Automotive

The first of 170 light commercial vehicles are to be delivered this month by ALD Automotive to Evander Glazing & Locks following the signing of a major new fleet outsourcing contract between the two companies.

Norwich-headquartered Evander Glazing & Locks, was the subject of a management buy-out from Homeserve last year and subsequently decided to consolidate the supply and management of its fleet through one supplier, won by ALD Automotive.

Evander Glazing & Locks operates a Ford Transit-dominated diesel light commercial fleet of 270 vehicles, which will now be leased on four-year/100,000 mile contracts with mileage pooling. The company’s new vans are being customised by specialist in-vehicle fitment supplier Bri-Stor Systems.

Additionally, the business operates a 58-strong user-chooser company car fleet with vehicles currently both leased and operated via an employee car ownership (ECO) scheme, with an additional nine employees who have taken a cash alternative to a company car.

The service being delivered by ALD Automotive will see it supply a wide range of services including fleet management, fleet maintenance, accident management and short-term car hire.

Evander Glazing & Locks fleet manager Richard Tuck said: “We wanted to simplify our fleet supplier structure and move to a sole supply arrangement. In ALD Automotive we have selected a company that can meet all our requirements going forward to exacting standards, while managing out our existing vehicles.”

Mr Tuck said: “Online management reporting is of paramount importance. It is something we have enjoyed before, but with the consolidation of the fleet through ALD Automotive it means I now have a complete one-stop overview of our entire operation.

“Outsourcing the fleet to a specialist company aids operating efficiency and effectiveness, but we are ultimately responsible for the vehicles so I need to undertake internal checks and audits to make sure Evander Glazing & Locks is legally compliant. Using ALD Automotive’s online management systems ensures that I can complete that process.”

ALD Automotive managing director Keith Allen said: “Our comprehensive menu of funding options and wide range of services as well as our threesixty suite of management reports has once again proved highly attractive to a major fleet.

“We are delighted to be working with Evander Glazing & Locks on a sole supply basis and as business partners we are looking forward to further expansion.”

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