Hiregate Vehicle Rental has appointed ATS Euromaster to look after its tyres as it steps up its pace of growth.
The company, which has set its sights on growing its fleet to more than 3,000 vans by the end of 2012, sought a tyre service provider with commercial vehicle expertise and a national branch network to provide comprehensive support to customers.
Hiregate Vehicle Rental was established in January 2011 and added 1,000 light commercials to its books within the first 12 months.
Today, the fleet stands at more than 1,500 vehicles, ranging from compact city vans to high roof, long-wheelbase models, plus chassis cabs mounted with box, tipper, Luton and dropside bodies.
Nick Skillman (pictured), commercial director at Hiregate Vehicle Rental, explained: “We started off using local independent tyre dealers, but as we have grown, so has our need to partner with a national service provider and to purchase and manage tyres more effectively.
“We looked at a number of options and found ATS Euromaster could meet our requirements head on. They have the light commercial vehicle expertise and network coverage to grow with us, plus their reputation in the industry is a selling point with new customers.”