4Fleet, the UK fleet service from Goodyear Dunlop, is celebrating its first birthday with the announcement that it has been awarded a major contract with van rental company, Northgate.
The contract, which is for a three year period, is particularly significant to the 4Fleet business and its network of partners, and represents a significant commitment by Northgate in its tyre policy by moving to a ‘premium only’ tyre fitment.
The Northgate fleet currently comprises almost 100,000 vehicles, of which about 52,000 reside in the UK and Ireland which are available through a nationwide network of branches.
Commenting on the contract win, Kerry Watts, consumer fleet business manager at Goodyear Dunlop UK & Ireland, said: “We have enjoyed a relationship with Northgate that stretches back over 12 years. However, the re-launch of our comprehensive 4Fleet service a year ago enabled us to offer Northgate a truly market leading service that includes round the clock support, 365 days a year, alongside transparent, real-time tracking through our FleetOnlineSolutions system.
“Northgate has made a bold move by adopting a ‘premium only’ tyre policy and we’re of course delighted that our Dunlop Econodrive product will feature so prominently in this choice. We’re confident that Northgate and its customers will enjoy impressive mileage and fuel efficiency from this product.”
Mike Willink, Northgate’s supply chain and business development director, added: “Operating a fleet the size of Northgate’s means the need for both operational and economic efficiencies is always paramount, as is our commitment to providing our customers with the best possible service. We took the decision to move to a ‘premium only’ tyre policy for a number of reasons, but notably because it will deliver benefits to both Northgate and our customers through improved wear, fuel efficiency and safety and environmental qualities. We were also particularly impressed with the level of innovation that the Dunlop Econodrive offered.
“The team at Goodyear Dunlop has demonstrated a deep understanding of our needs and an appreciation of the need for flexibility with a fleet of our size. This understanding, and Goodyear Dunlop’s position as a worldwide leader in tyre manufacture, made them an ideal choice for us to partner with.”