One of France’s leading networks for car maintenance, Feu Vert, has signed a deal with epyx as part of a new push to promote its services to the fleet market.
Feu Vert, which was founded in 1972 and has more than 300 sites in France and 6,000 employees, will use epyx’s 1link Service Network e-commerce platform to manage transactions and provide central invoicing for company cars and vans.
Using the technology is aimed at increasing Feu Vert’s attractiveness to new fleet customers as well as providing the company with access to several major vehicle leasing companies that already make use of 1link Service Network for tyre purchasing.
Alain Moury, director of the fleet business at Feu Vert Enterprises, the business-to-business division of Feu Vert, explained: “When a fleet driver arrives at a Feu Vert Enterprises centre, an in-house interface allows a simple click to replace telephone calls to leasing company customers.
“A transaction number is then automatically recorded on our job sheet and this serves as a basis for completion of the job and invoicing.
“The time taken to obtain work authorisation is reduced to a few seconds, providing a valuable saving of time on all sides as well as limiting errors and invoice complaints.
“Also, prior validation and checking of tyre-related work to be carried out on corporate fleets allows costs to be more easily controlled.
“All current and future partners of epyx are invited to negotiate a national framework contract with Feu Vert Entreprises and their company car drivers are also welcome.”
Patrick Olson, managing director of epyx France, added: “Feu Vert are among the most important suppliers in the French automotive sector and we are very pleased to welcome them onto the 1link Service Network platform.”