A four-year deal to exclusively use the 1link Disposal Network e-commerce platform for all disposal activity has been signed by the Leasedrive Group.
The UK’s largest independent privately-owned vehicle management group operates more than 40,000 vehicles including the ex-Masterlease fleet, which has been operated, managed and integrated by Leasedrive since December 2010.
David Bird, managing director at the Leasedrive Group, said: “1link Disposal Network was used separately by Leasedrive and Velo prior to the merger of those two companies in 2007, and proved a highly successful disposal management tool after the two companies joined forces.
“Signing a new four-year deal, which includes the ex-Masterlease fleet under the arrangement, makes perfect sense. We need a flexible and effective method of controlling our disposal activity for our combined fleets going forward and 1link Disposal Network provides this.”
Gary Gibson, head of customer services at epyx, added: “In addition to the existing Leasedrive disposals, the arrival of Masterlease on the platform adds about 15,000 vehicles annually to our volumes.
“This is very good news for dealers who use 1link Disposal Network to acquire used vehicle stock, giving them access to large numbers of high quality used cars and vans at a point in time when supply remains very tight indeed.”
Used by major fleets such as leasing companies to sell stock to used car and van dealers, 1link Disposal Network forms a component in the 1link cradle-to-grave e-commerce vehicle life cycle which includes e-commerce platforms covering vehicle procurement, service and maintenance, taxation and rental.