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Managing vehicle downtime key to Mitie contract

Zenith Provecta will provide the Mitie Group with a maintenance management service for 3,000 of its vehicles, as well as accident management for just under 6,000 cars and vans and a daily rental solution. 

Zenith Provecta already provides 590 vehicles under an employee car ownership scheme to Mitie.

Managing vehicle downtime was a fundamental factor during the tender process, as many of Mitie’s vehicles are driven 24 hours a day and are critical to the function of the business. 

Justin Patterson, head of fleet for Mitie Group, said: “Zenith Provecta’s downtime management solutions for both maintenance and accident management, particularly its same day service maintenance and repair completion rates, were an important factor in its selection as a provider.”

Zenith Provecta is managing some 700 service bookings and 500 tyre replacements per month for Mitie and has saved 25% on its maintenance spend within the first two months.

Andrew Cope, chief executive of Zenith Provecta, said: “Securing an account of the importance of Mitie Group is a real achievement for Zenith Provecta and allows us to use our fleet management and outsourcing expertise to deliver on the big stage. This unique fleet management contract has been developed in an innovative environment between both companies and builds on the existing employee car ownership relationship which we have had for several years.”

A branded website has been created for Mitie and is being developed to provide functional, real-time data in a more intuitive way, providing enhanced trend analysis and total cost management to assist in cost reduction. 

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