Paragon has opened the newly expanded and refurbished Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) handover site at Swallowfield Farm in Warwickshire – the dedicated handover site for all Paragon managed JLR company vehicles.
Paragon Fleet Solutions has been managing and operating the handover site on behalf of JLR for over two years. The refurbished site now has the capability to handover more cars and provides a higher quality experience for JLR employees. With the handover centre situated within metres of JLR’s existing 900-acre Gaydon site, it forms a core part of JLR’s company vehicle distribution network.
All the JLR vehicles prepared by Paragon will now be transferred to Swallowfield for final inspections and will be individually presented to the relevant JLR employee. Additionally, the handover centre will be a base for returning cars enabling the JLR employee to drive their new vehicle straight away. Returned JLR vehicles will then be moved to a specialist refurbishment centre in Corby and offered to the dealer network for resale.
The expansion at the Paragon site comes in support of a recently secured three-year agreement with JLR to continue the management of its company car fleet. The Paragon Team will be responsible for managing the entire handover process, from appointment booking, to the vehicle movement, and handover, to the preparation of the contractual paperwork for every vehicle.
Andrew Hetzel, managing director of Paragon Fleet Solutions, said: “The extension at Swallowfield is the result of a significant increase in the supply of JLR vehicles to Paragon due to the company’s exciting and rapid growth over the last couple of years. Having a dedicated Jaguar Land Rover site and management team at Swallowfield will ensure that JLR staff experience the most efficient and streamlined handover process, minimising down-time and providing a high quality experience.”
Paragon Fleet Solutions has worked with Jaguar Land Rover since 2009 and is responsible for the PDI, transport and handover all the JLR company cars. Paragon also manages other fleets of vehicles for JLR, such as demonstration and VIP customer fleets.