Commercial fleet vehicle services company Fraikin has won a seven-year contract to provide and maintain a fleet of 20 new minibuses to the charity Jewish Care.
Fraikin has worked with Jewish Care since 2002 and so has already developed a successful association with the charity which operates a network of care homes and community centres mainly in London and the South East.
Since the relationship began, Fraikin has supplied minibuses for the charity on a full maintenance contract.
The new contract represents a substantial investment of £1.2 million by Fraikin, which is financing the vehicles which will be fully maintained and serviced through its workshop at Enfield.
Each of the Iveco 15-seater minibuses will be equipped with a wheelchair lift and air conditioning as well as being fitted with reversing cameras and parking sensors for extra safety.
David Farbon, sales director Strategic Customers, Fraikin, said: “We are delighted to win this new contract with Jewish Care who are an important customer for us. We are pleased to retain their business.
“Each of the minibuses has been specified exactly for their requirements and the renewal of the contract is testament to the quality of Fraikin’s service over the past seven years.”
Jewish Care is a health and social care charity for the UK’s Jewish community, caring directly for over 7,000 people every week.
The organisation runs 70 centres and specialist services throughout London and the South-East, providing a wide range of services for people who are elderly, mentally ill, physically disabled, visually impaired, as well as Holocaust survivors and refugees.
Robin Jacobs, Jewish Care’s head of community and day centres, said: “We are pleased to be able to offer Fraikin this new seven year contract to supply and maintain the Jewish Care fleet of minbuses.”