Ogilvie Fleet is confident of winning significant new contracts after achieving ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.
The privately-owned vehicle leasing and fleet management company has seen its fleet expand to almost 11,000 cars and light commercial vehicles in recent years notably due to a string of industry-leading IT developments and a strong customer-focused ethos, which have been recognised with industry awards.
As a result of achieving the international quality management standard (ISO 9001) and international environmental management standard (ISO 14001), the company believes it has all the credential to secure new business with major public and private fleets.
Andy Stephen, Ogilvie Fleet business support manager, who drove through the successful certification over the past 12 months, said: "The standards are a frequent requirement of the tender process, particularly from larger private sector fleets as well as those in the public sector.
"Our major investment in IT systems coupled with our success in recent years in winning industry awards has further increased our fleet profile. That has resulted in Ogilvie Fleet being asked to tender for more business.”
Stephen, who worked with High Wycombe-based BM TRADA Certification to achieve certification, which lasts for three years, added: "ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification will, we believe, further open the door for new business opportunities."
Vic Bowen, chief operating officer BM TRADA Certification, a leading multi-sector certification body accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), said: “In many industry sectors management system certification has become a prerequisite to doing business, and with tightening legislation and increasing customer awareness, proving green credentials is now a ‘must’ for all businesses who wish to be taken seriously
“By achieving the internationally recognised standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Ogilvie Fleet makes a powerful statement about its commitment to the environment, compliance with legislations and regulations, and its drive for continuous improvement."